Inside the Turnblad Mansion at the American Swedish Institute – Minneapolis, Minnesota – 05/24/2018

The Turnblad Mansion, at the American Swedish Institute, is one of the few remaining early 20th century structures from Minneapolis’ Golden Mile. The Turnblad Family only resided here for a short while, but today, “The Castle” stands as a testament to the city’s Park Avenue opulence of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Incredible details of the master craftsmanship can be found both inside and out, with impeccable stonework, gorgeous woodwork, and stunning stained glass features.

Each of the 33 rooms boast unique style and decor, from Gustavian to Moorish.

The ceilings, trim, mantles, bannisters, staircases, lighting, and other intricate details are unparalleled. You could spend hours just absorbing the painstakingly preserved ambiance of the era.

Eleven tile stoves, known as kakelugnar, were imported from Sweden, and now add elegant whimsy throughout your tour experience.

You will also find a selection of rotating special exhibits.

I will be adding those in subsequent albums. Stay tuned!

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