1600 Marshall St NE, Suite 1
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Earle Brown Heritage Center

Convention Center with Style

As the associate Architect, Blumentals/Architecture provided construction documentation along with construction administration for the restoration and redevelopment of this historic farmstead listed with the State Historical Preservation Office. The conversion from a working horse farm to a convention center included converting the show ring into a ballroom with banquet kitchen and meeting rooms. The other smaller barns and out-buildings were developed into additional meeting rooms and office space – including Blumentals/Architecture’s office for 18 years! The original houses were turned into an 11 room bed and breakfast with its own serving kitchen. The full project consists of 9 buildings on 15 acres.

The conversion and renovation included rebuilding some of the original wood framed buildings and designing new additions to them so the facility could be used as a comfortable modern convention center with the charm of the original farm.

Over the years Blumentals/Architecture has been called upon to provide additional design services for the convention center including updates and major additions of an additional barn / 300 seat meeting room. The goal of all work was to blend the new into the old to maintain the charm of the site.

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
$10 million
Project Type:
  • Commercial
  • Government
  • Renovation
  • New Construction
  • Programming
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • Historic Renovation
  • City of Brooklyn Center

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