Historic Structures

New York Life Insurance Company Building, St. Paul Minnesota

Date added: April 22, 2010 Categories: Minnesota Commercial Office

One of the most impressive and costliest of multi-story commercial structures built in St. Paul in the late nineteenth century. The sculpted eagle above the entrance is very like that done for the same company by Augustus St. Gaudens for the New York Life Building, Kansas City, MO, 1887-90.

Main entrance hall of marble, cherry woodwork throughout the building, mosiac floors in main entrance hall and corridors (the main hall remodeled in colored marble and terrazzo in the late 1890's).

In the late 1890's an additional bay was erected on the south side of the building, the interior was remodeled (date unknown) with colored marbles, lowered ceiling and terrazzo floors.