Historic St. James Church

Front of small church building with white walls, brown trim, and tall grain elevators in background
Location: St. James A.M.E. Church, 3600 Snelling Avenue, Howe Neighborhood

St. James African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church reflects the heritage of the first African American congregation formed in Minneapolis and Minnesota. Completed in 1959 the building was designed in a vernacular style with mid-century modern influences by architect Irwin H. Kilstofte. It was designated a local historic landmark in 2018.

For more information:
City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Landmark
Heritage Preservation Application Summary

Photo: Brian Donahue

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