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Plymouth Building

Name of Property: Plymouth Building
City or Vicinity: Minneapolis
County: Hennepin County
State: MN
Name of Photographer: Stephanie K. Atwood
Date of Photographs: May 2013

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View to northeast from intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Sixth Street South showing (l-r) west and south facades.

View to southeast from intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Fifth Street North showing (l-r) rear facade, central light well, and west facade.

View to southwest from Fifth Street South showing (l-r) rear facades, central light well, and mezzanine level (below).

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View to west from roof showing west wall of central light well.

View to southwest of (l-r) east and rear facades.

View to northwest of (l-r) south and east facades.

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View to northeast of first and second floors of west facade along Hennepin Avenue.

View to north of first and second floors of south facade along Sixth Street South.

Detail of decorative brick work at eleventh and twelfth floors. View to east.

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View to west of tenant storage space on sub-basement level. Walls are constructed of concrete block stamped with “PLYMOUTH.”

Detail of wall on sub-basement level constructed of concrete blocks stamped with “PLYMOUTH.”

View to west of basement showing concrete columns and beams. Concrete parking ramp installed in 1927 is extant (rear).

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View to northeast of first-floor entrance lobby showing bank of elevators (left) and stair to second floor (center). Walls have marble wainscot and floor is terrazzo with a geometric design.

View to southeast of first-floor entrance lobby with stainless-steel revolving doors (right) and recessed ceiling (above).

View to northwest of main stair between first and second floor with decorative marble wainscot and solid marble balustrade with brass handrails.

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View to northwest of historic materials on mezzanine level. Ceiling retains decorative trim and laylight with leaded glass.

View to northwest of west stair showing marble risers, slate treads, and curved concrete balustrade with wood handrail.

View to northeast of sixth-floor elevator lobby. Metal and glass mail chute is at center. Floor has marble tiles and tall marble baseboard.

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View to south of tenth-floor corridor in Nicollet Wing showing historic placement of doorways, original wood doors, and marble floor tiles and baseboard.

View to southwest of east stair showing marble risers, slate treads, and curved concrete balustrade with wood handrail.

View to southwest of eleventh-floor office space. Historic wood office door with decorative inlay and half-height frosted glass (right) and narrow closet door with full-height inlay are extant. Acoustic tiles removed from dropped ceiling reveal original plaster walls, plaster ceiling, and dropped crown molding.

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View to west of service stair showing concrete risers, slate treads, and curved concrete baluster.

View to north of thirteenth-floor loft space in Nicollet Wing.

General view of roof of Plymouth Building. View to northwest from City Center on south side of South Sixth Street.

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View to northwest from southeast corner of roof showing (l-r) flagpole, historic metal and glass skylight, elevator penthouse, central light well, and exterior wall of water tank penthouse.

View to northwest from roof of historic metal and glass skylight at mezzanine level.