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Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Nicollet Island Businesses

 

— Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —

 
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By J. J. Prats, May 1, 2015
1. Nicollet Island Businesses Marker
Inscription.  The Nicollet Island Pavilion building was built in 1893 as the William Bros. Boiler Works. The Nicollet Island Inn was built the same year as the Island Sash and Door Company. Nearby was the large Island Power Building which was torn down in 1937. It housed a variety of shops, all powered by a cable drive connected to a wheelhouse near Hennepin Island.
 
Erected by the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 44° 59.142′ N, 93° 15.686′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on Wilder Street just south of East Hennepin Avenue, on the right when traveling south. It is on Nicollet Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph N. Nicollet (within shouting distance of this marker); Stepping Stone Between East and West (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eliza Winston (about 700 feet away); The House of John H. Stevens
Nicollet Island Businesses Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 1, 2015
2. Nicollet Island Businesses Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Symbols on the Skyline (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indians at the Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bridging the Stream (approx. 0.2 miles away); William de la Barre (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Regarding Nicollet Island Businesses. The Power Building took its power from the river; non-electric hydropower.
 
Nicollet Island Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 1, 2015
3. Nicollet Island Pavilion
Nicollet Island Inn image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 1, 2015
4. Nicollet Island Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 259 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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