Bob Frame accepts Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award

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Bob Frame, Senior Historian

Congratulations to our own Bob Frame who was awarded the Steve Murray Award, a Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award. The Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission, American Institute of Architects of Minneapolis and Preserve Minneapolis annually partner to honor exemplary projects, individuals and community organizations that celebrate and enhance the heritage and historic character of Minneapolis.

Bob was recognized for his…

…remarkable dedication and foremost expertise in terminal grain elevators in the United States and for his continued passion for the preservation of grain elevators, especially throughout the state of Minnesota.

Considered the top individual preservation honor, the Steve Murray Award recognizes an individual who exemplifies leadership, character and dedication to heritage preservation in Minneapolis.

Bob’s work includes preservation of grain elevators and the development of the historic context. The historic context is used in the state to evaluate eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places. Bob is also active in efforts to preserve the nationally significant 1901 Electric Steel Grain Elevator in Minneapolis. This elevator is an example of pioneering engineering to design a fire-proof elevator.

Bob’s expertise and passion extends well beyond grain elevators. He is also a nationally recognized expert in historic bridges, having completed historic contexts, evaluations and documentation, and guiding rehabilitation efforts. Bob’s input is invaluable in providing guidance and offering solutions for our clients.


Christina Slattery

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Christina Slattery specializes in historic preservation of transportation and engineering structures. She evaluates the significance of properties ranging from missile defense systems to road corridors, and develops creative mitigation strategies for projects.

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