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Fort Snelling, Temporary Motor Shed, Fort Snelling Drive, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN



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Item Title
Fort Snelling, Temporary Motor Shed, Fort Snelling Drive, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

Location
Fort Snelling Drive, Minneapolis vicinity, MN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MN-56-BB
National Register Number: 66000401
Significance: From its construction in the 1820s until the Civil War, Fort Snelling served as a military post and the main outpost for transportation, protection, and commerce in the northern United States. The fort's geographic influence gradually declined after the Civil War, but its military importance continued. Fort Snelling became the headquarters for the Department of Dakota in 1881, and trained and housed men who fought in the Spanish-American War. Fort Snelling expanded after the Spanish-American War to serve as a brigade post for domestic and international missions. As part of this 1903 expansion, storage and maintenance facilities were constructed for field artillery, including a stable (Building 202), horseshoeing shop (205), blacksmith shop (206), and gun sheds (207 and 209). Two motor sheds (Buildings T203 and T203A) were erected in 1940 after another stable burned down and artillery was subsequently reassigned elsewhere. These buildings are significant not only because they lie within the Fort Snelling Historic District, but also because of the employment of early standardized plans (in 202, 207 and 209) and rarely used 700-series plans (T203 and T203A).

Subjects
Garages
Sheds
Storage


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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