Plymouth Building

The Plymouth Building is a 12-story building in Minneapolis. Built in 1910–1911, it was touted as the world's largest all reinforced concrete office building at the time it was constructed.[3]

Plymouth Building
The building in 2020
General information
Location12 6th Street South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Construction started1910
Technical details
Floor count13
Design and construction
ArchitectLarson & McLaren; Long, Lamoreaux & Long[1]
Plymouth Building
Plymouth Building is located in Minnesota
Plymouth Building
Plymouth Building is located in the United States
Plymouth Building
Coordinates44°58′44″N 93°16′23″W / 44.97889°N 93.27306°W / 44.97889; -93.27306Coordinates: 44°58′44″N 93°16′23″W / 44.97889°N 93.27306°W / 44.97889; -93.27306
NRHP reference No.13001146[2]
Added to NRHPFebruary 5, 2014

In 1936 the building's exterior was renovated, removing much of the ornamentation and beaux arts styling in favor of a cleaner and more modern appearance. This style of architecture (somewhat typical of government buildings in the 1930s) is sometimes called "starved classicism."[4]

In 2014 the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on the basis of its unique construction methods. Later that year plans were released to convert the building from office space to a boutique hotel.[5]

On August 25, 2016, the Plymouth Building re-opened as the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown. It has 290 guest suites, 9,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as a connection to the Lyon's Pub next door.


  1. ^ a b "Plymouth Building, Minneapolis". Emporis. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Weekly list of actions taken on properties: 2/03/14 through 2/07/14". National Park Service. February 14, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Plymouth Building". Preservation Design Works, LLC. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  4. ^ Stephanie K. Atwood; Charlene Raise (August 2013). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Plymouth Building" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
  5. ^ Moore, Janet. "Luxury Conrad Hotel planned for Plymouth Building in Minneapolis". Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Retrieved 17 November 2014.