Exotic Revival

You can read about the history and designation of the Exotic Revival historic landmark.

With a growing fascination for archeology and ancient history, Exotic Revival architecture emerged as a popular style for a brief period in the early-twentieth century in the United States. Characterized by Moorish arches and domes, Exotic Revival features were rarely used on residences, but more commonly on theaters. Although few examples of the Exotic Revival style existed in Minneapolis, those that do remain are an important representation of a brief stylistic period in the United States.

Common Characteristics:

  • Intricate surface decoration
  • Dome and arches varying in size

Exotic Revival Style in Minneapolis:


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