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Donaldson's Office Building

Identification

Donaldson's Office Building
Donaldson's Department Store
102821

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
concrete
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office department store

Facts

  • Donaldson's competed for decades with Dayton's, now known as Marshall Field's, whose flagship store is located catercorner across the 7th Street/Nicollet Avenue intersection.
  • The site formerly occupied by the Donaldson's Office Building and Department Store is now part of Gaviidae Common, a shopping mall attached to the Wells Fargo Center.
  • Donaldson's moved across Nicollet Mall to City Center in the mid 1980s before going out of business.
  • On Thanksgiving Day 1982, arsonists started a fire in the building, which was in the process of being demolished at the time; the fire spread to the the neighboring Northwestern National Bank Building, burning it out.

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Location

601-629 Nicollet Mall
70-82 7th Street South
Nicollet Mall & 7th Street South, NE corner
Downtown West
Central
Minneapolis
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

187.50 ft
186.00 ft
11
1907
2

Involved Companies

Kees & Colburn

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