William Brooks Cavin Jr., an architect noted for his design of the Veterans Service Building at the State Capitol and reconstruction of Fort Snelling, died Thursday in Shelburne, Vt.. He was 88.
Cavin led the effort in the late 1960s to save and restore the Landmark Center in St. Paul. He also taught architecture at the University of Minnesota for 20 years, his family said.
Cavin earned a master's degree in architecture from Harvard University, studying under Walter Gropius, leader of the Bauhaus movement. He briefly worked in Washington, D.C., before coming to the Twin Cities in 1946.
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