Minneapolis City Council Chambers

Minneapolis City Hall (also Hennepin County Courthouse) was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and, though started in 1888, was not completed till 1906. The original Council Chamber lighting exhibits an Art Nouveau influence in the curvaceous flow of the fixture arms and hand-blown opalescent glass.

SLALCO replicated the chandeliers and wall sconces from historic photos. A quartz halogen uplight system was concealed inside a casting at the top of the fixture body to illuminate the ornate edge gilded coffered ceiling.

Historic Lighting Consultant: Gary H. Behm, I.E.S.

Architects: Skaaden-Helmes / MacDonald & Mack

Lighting Designer: Lightspaces