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

New Uses for Old Mills

 

—Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —

 
New Uses for Old Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
1. New Uses for Old Mills Marker
Inscription. The square seven-story building with a sloping mansard roof at First Street and Fifth Avenue was built in 1879 as the Crown Roller Mill. It was then one of the largest and most modern flour mills at the falls, although its daily capacity of 2,400 barrels was soon surpassed by others.

Because of the heavy machinery they held, flour mills had thick stone or brick walls and massive foundations, making them good candidates for remodeling and re-use. In 1988, with a combination of public and private investment, the Crown was opened as office space.
 
Erected by the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
 
Location. 44° 58.867′ N, 93° 15.578′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on West River Parkway 0.1 miles west of Portland Avenue South, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is along a walking path at Mill Ruins Park. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Arch Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Milling District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans
Marker and the Crown Roller Mill image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, April 29, 2011
2. Marker and the Crown Roller Mill
National Register of Historic Places #71000438
[building located at 105 5th Avenue South]
(about 400 feet away); The Barrel-Makers' Co-ops (about 600 feet away); Beneath the Surface (approx. 0.2 miles away); William de la Barre (approx. 0.2 miles away); The West Side Milling District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Changing the Shape of the Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crown Roller Mill, Minneapolis Minnesota. History and 1985 photos of the mill. (Submitted on June 1, 2011.) 

2. Crown Roller Mill. Library of Congress. History and 1985 photos of the mill. (Submitted on June 1, 2011.) 

3. Crown Roller Mill - 2007. 2007 Wikipedia photo. (Submitted on June 1, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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