Finding his inner Sherlock Holmes

By Jon Tatting
The ECM Post Review

Millett_IcePalace coverMillett has enjoyed writing about Minnesota buildings and their history, as evident through his nonfiction books including “Lost Twin Cities” and “Twin Cities Then and Now.”

Even in fiction, he likes to put a human face to buildings, that is, to weave the history of buildings into stories and people.

Reporting for the Pioneer Press from ‘72 until ‘84, he took advantage of an opportunity to study architecture at the University of Michigan. Upon returning to St. Paul in 1985, he became the paper’s first architectural critic until he retired in 2002.

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