MNHS Press swept top spots in the two categories, best book and best article, of the 2016 David Stanley Gebhard Award, given biennially by the the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH).
The winning book is Minnesota’s Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes by Larry Millett and photography by Matt Schmitt is the award winner in the book category.
The winner in the article category is “Constructing Suburbia: The Hidden Role of Prestressed Concrete,” by Robert M. Frame, III, and Richard E. Mitchell, Minnesota History 64/4.
The awards were officially announced March 16 at the MNSAH annual meeting at the Minnesota Humanities Commission. Long-time Minnesota History editor Anne Kaplan was honored for her tenure at the journal and for being a mentor to many writers in the field; Laura Weber (a former MNSAH board member) was also recognized (and cheered!) as the newly named journal editor.
Larry Millett, in his acceptance for the book award, praised the Jeffris Family Foundation for their generosity in funding the book and said the Minnesota’s Own project was “one of the highlights of his career.”