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Larry Millett, Journalist and Author, March 21, 2014

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Larry Millett is a journalist and author. He is the former architectural critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the author of several books on the history of architecture in Minnesota. He has also written a series of Sherlock Holmes mysteries set in the United States and Minnesota in the 1890s.

Millett attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1969. He went on to Chicago, Illinois, where he obtained an English Masters degree in 1970 from the University of Chicago. Millett worked at the Pioneer Press from 1972 until 1984 when he had an opportunity to study architecture at the University of Michigan. When he returned to St. Paul in 1985, he became the newspaper’s first architecture critic.

This interview is part the oral history project Intellectual and Cultural Leaders of Minnesota.

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