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It's beautiful and is quite an architectural masterpiece. And a survey says the now over 100-year-old building is the Most Iconic in the entire state of Minnesota.

While Minnesota no doubt has LOTS of impressive structures, this new designation comes our way from a survey in Architectural Digest. It set out to find the most unique, well-known landmark building in each of our 50 United States, "from New York’s legendary Empire State Building to the quirky Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota," the site said.

So just which building is Minnesota's Most Iconic? It's been one that'll celebrate its 108th year here in the North Star State in 2023. It's the Cathedral of Saint Paul, conveniently located on Selby Avenue in our capital city.

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The Cathedral of St. Paul on Summit Ave (Google Street View)

"The elaborate Cathedral of Saint Paul is the fourth church to be built on the site, and was completed in 1915. It was designed by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, who also was the head architect for the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis," the site says.

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Now, I'm no architect, mind you, and the Cathedral of Saint Paul certainly is impressive. But is it REALLY the Most Iconic in the Land of 10,000 Lakes? Other buildings on the list include things like the Arch in St. Louis, or the Empire State Building in New York-- buildings and landmarks that are well-known to residents of the state and visitors alike.

So, what about the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis? Or if we're going for really well-known buildings, what about Target Field or U.S. Bank Stadium?

Or how about Mayo Clinic's historic Plummer Building, located in Minnesota's Med City of Rochester? It's already a National Historic Landmark, and when it first opened back in 1928 it was taller than any other building in the state-- including Minneapolis or St. Paul.

Mayo Clinic's Plummer Building (CSJ/TSM-Rochester)
Mayo Clinic's Plummer Building (CSJ/TSM-Rochester)

Which building do YOU think is the Most Iconic in Minnesota? Meanwhile, keep scrolling to check out the most famous historic homes here and in every US state!

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