Built 1881 / Destroyed by Fire 1897
Own a piece of History with this Hand Screenprinted, Limited Edition Tribute Print!
Railroad tycoon James J. Hill celebrated the completion of his railway at his fabulous Hotel Lafayette at Minnetonka Beach, which cost him $815,000 to complete in 1882. Guests included many generals, governors, senators, and ambassadors from prominent European countries who were carried by Hill's own train right to the door of the fabulous hotel with 300 rooms overlooking Lake Minnetonka.
In 1897 after the water was turned off for the winter to avoid pipes bursting, a blaze ripped through the building and burned to the ground the extensive five story building.
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