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

Pioneer Building

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2013
1. Pioneer Building Marker
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1814.
 
Location.
Pioneer Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 18, 2013
2. Pioneer Building Marker
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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 Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 North Robert Street, Saint Paul MN 55101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
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.
The Pioneer Building image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, August 7, 2014
6. The Pioneer Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on November 11, 2014.   6. submitted on June 26, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota.

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