Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, a towering fixture located at 44th Street and Upton Avenue in the Linden Hills neighborhood of southwest Minneapolis, recently announced its entry into the National Register of Historic Places through the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service division.

To celebrate the honor, LHSC will host a “Making History Open House” for the public from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 6. Coinciding with the annual “Woofstock” festival in Linden Hills, the event will include live music, food, commemorative cards and tours of the building. Residents of Linden Hills and others interested in learning more about this historic building are encouraged to stop by to see the magnificent structure from the inside.

The distinctive structure was built in 1916 and is one of the few remaining examples of the Classical Revival architectural style in Minneapolis. Originally the Lake Harriet Methodist Episcopal Church, the building possesses classical elements of symmetry, masterfully crafted stained, painted and leaded glass windows, and a prominent drum-supported dome. Its unique presence is visible from many points in the community and is seen well across Lake Harriet.

For more information about the open house, and other activities happening under the dome by the lake, visit

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