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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Pioneer Building

 
 
Pioneer Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2013
1. Pioneer Building Marker
Inscription.

1889
Designed by Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman and erected by the George J. Grant Construction Company to house Minnesota's first newspaper, the St Paul Pioneer Press, the Pioneer Building was the first 12-story skyscraper in St. Paul and the tallest building west of Chicago.

1909
Watson P. Davidson purchased the Pioneer Building and retained the services of Solon Spencer Beman and George J. Grant Construction Company to add four stories using revolutionary steel framing.

1983
Financed by new owner, The First National Bank of Saint Paul, the Pioneer Building was restored to its original Richardsonian style through the combined efforts of the St. Paul architectural firm of Toltz, King, Duvall, Anderson and Associates, Inc., and the George J. Grant Construction Company.

The Pioneer Building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 10, 1974
 
Erected 1983 by First National Bank of Saint Paul.
 
Location. 44° 56.804′ N, 93° 5.406′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Robert Street and 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on Robert
Pioneer Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2013
2. Pioneer Building Marker
Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 North Robert Street, Saint Paul MN 55101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Endicott Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Fahlstrom (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Reverend Lucien Galtier (about 600 feet away); Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (about 600 feet away); History of Saint Paul (about 700 feet away); Union Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Union Depot Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hackett Block (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pioneer and Endicott Buildings NRHP Nomination. (Submitted on February 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Second glory for downtown's Pioneer-Endicott buildings? (2013). (Submitted on February 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Pioneer Building and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2013
3. Pioneer Building and Markers
Pioneer Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2013
4. Pioneer Building
<i>Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.</i> image. Click for full size.
By W.G. Mac Farlane, Publisher, circa 1905
5. Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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