Mason Riddle

Lisl Close, the Twin Cities Architect With a Modernist Vision

A memorial gathering for the late architect Elizabeth Scheu Close, who would have turned 100 this month, was bittersweet.

252 Bedford Street SE, Minneapolis.  Built in 1938 for $7,643 for Ray Faulkner, E. Ziegfeld and G. Hill.  It is known as the Lippincott house and still stands. It is across the street from Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1934 Willey House. This is the first house Win and Lisl designed after going out on their own. Courtesy Tom Trow On a hot…