The following books are for sale from our gift shop.

10368259_10152636722044263_6180980386030824757_n MASTER ARCHITECT, THE LIFE AND WORKS OF HAROLD CRAWFORD  By Ken Allsen, local architectural historian. The title speaks for itself. An in depth look into Harold Crawford’s early years as an architect and his great works. Softcover, 232 pages.

HISTORIC MAYOWOOD MANSION  A Pictorial Guide compiled by Michele L. Amundsen and Barbara D. Dahlin. This booklet provides the reader with an introduction to the Mayo family and their association with the City of Rochester and the Mayo Clinic. Pertinent features of the Mayowood Mansion, built by Dr. & Mrs. Charles Horace Mayo, and its grounds are succinctly described and illustrated with excellent supporting photographs. Softcover. $2.00

The life of Edith Graham Mayo is unlike many biographies written at the 20th century’s close, even though she was a 20th c. woman. A definite must read, very good book, super information about Edith Mayo. Softcover, 125 pages.

I STARTED ALL THIS The Life of Dr. William Worrall Mayo, by Judith Hartzell. Patriarch of the Mayo Clinic, the “Little Doctor” was a man of many diverse talents. He was a farmer; a newspaper editor, frontier doctor and daring surgeon, as well as a civic & political activist. But most of all, W.W. was a man of values and character who passed on these traits to his two sons, along with instilling within them a lifelong devotion to medicine. Softcover, 177 pages.

51hLoPRUH1LA CENTURY OF ELEGANCE, Ellerbe Residential Design in Rochester, Minnesota, by Ken Allsen. Softcover, 228 pages.


old frontenacOld Frontenac Minnesota, Its History and Architecture. By Ken Allsen. Softcover, 124 pages. Old Frontenac is a village on the National Registar of Historic Places, and has a special place in Minnesota’s History. Allsen’s book outlines the history of this quaint town as well as its’ architecture, some of which stands today.


unnamedOld College Street, The Historic Heart of Rochester, Minnesota. By Ken Allsen, softcover, 127 pages. Highlights the neighborhood which housed Rochester’s founding fathers and the generations that followed. This historic street served as the spring board from which Rochester jumped toward success.



51XMd3SztwL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ The 1st MN, Second to None. By Richard G. Krom, hardcover, 719 pages. An extensive window into the first Minnesota Volunteer Infantry of the Civil War. Features rare previously unpublished letters and diaries of the men that took part in the great struggle for freedom.              



51OPIIBnPDL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ The United States Coast Guard in World War II, A History of Domestic and Overseas Actions. By Thomas P. Ostrom, softcover, 248 pages. The author served in the coast guard 1961-1969 and draws from personal experience and extensive research to share the details of missions of the USCG during world war II.