Historic Rochester Minnesota

When I photograph various Rochester Minnesota scenes I’m not really thinking about the historic value they may have one day. But today I was working on my Rochester Minnesota photography stock gallery and realized that many capture aspects of our city that no longer exist or have greatly changed. All of these were shot on slide film as far back as about 1995. I’ve been photographing Rochester Minnesota for 27 years now, so have thousands of images in my files. The older ones, which were shot on slide film, have been scanned and converted to digital files, like all of these.

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Rochester, Minnesota, Photographer, Dean Riggott, has specialized in commercial, corporate & editorial photography since 1991. Areas of expertise include agriculture, food, product, hospitality, industrial, environmental portraits and college campus lifestyle photography. He has been a photographer in Rochester Minnesota since 1981.

The light show over the dance floor at Aquarius Nightclub in Rochester MN

The light show over the dance floor at Aquarius Nightclub in Rochester MN

A full moon over the Mayo Clinic buildings in downtown Rochester MN

A full moon rises over the Mayo Clinic and Hilton buildings in downtown Rochester Minnesota in 1996.

The front of Chardonnay Restaurant all lit up against a blue sky.

Chardonnay Restaurant in Rochester, Minnesota, all lit up against a blue sky.

City Cafe interior photo in Rochester MN

City Cafe, which was previously Henry Wellington’s and is now Hefe Rojo, in Rochester, Minnesota.

The downtown Rochester MN buildings all lit up at night

Downtown Rochester Minnesota prior to the Mayo Clinic’s Gonda building.

The Mayo Brothers monument in front of the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester MN

The Mayo Brothers monument in front of the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester MN. This is the site of the new Civic Center expansion.

Pappageorges Restaurant in Michael's in Rochester MN

Pappageorge’s Restaurant inside of Michael’s Restaurant in downtown Rochester MN

The Rochester Minnesota skyline against a deep blue sky.

The Rochester Minnesota skyline in the mid 1990s prior to the construction of the Gonda Building.

 

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