Pillsbury Milling Complex, Pillsbury "A" Mill, 116 Third Avenue/301 Main Street, Southeast, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN
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Southeast, Minneapolis, MN
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MN-29-5-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-3).
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1912 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1913 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000402
Significance: This mill is the most imposing structure on Main Street. Still operative, the mill more than any other building symbolizes the role of Minneapolis as a major U.S. Flour Milling Center from 1880-1930. // Symbolizes the role of Minneapolis as the chief flour-milling center of the United States from 1880-1930. The Pillsbury "A" Mill was the largest, most advanced mill in the world at the time of its completion in 1881. It was a masterpiece of industrial design from which a standard of all other mills of its time were measured. The production from this mill made Pillsbury the undisputed leader in the flour milling industry.
Buffington, Leroy S.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. Historic American Buildings Survey M. F. Maine, Photographer March 27, 1934 VIEW FROM SOUTH-WEST
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