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Pillsbury A Mill Tile Elevator

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Identification

Pillsbury A Mill Tile Elevator
Red Tile Elevator
149965

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
caisson foundation
brick
applied masonry
dark red

Usages

industry (unspecified) silo

Facts

  • No longer in operation, this elevator is part of what was once the largest flour mill in the world.
  • Easily visible from the downtown Riverfront and Mississippi River Bridges, a rooftop neon sign flashes the slogan, "Pillsbury's Best Flour".
  • As part of the East Bank Mills, the five floors of the headhouse above the elevators will be converted to one residence each.
  • Although Pillsbury is now part of General Mills, the company still maintains a Research & Development facility on University Avenue, just north of the mill complex.
  • The main mill building has 9 floors and the neighboring elevator has 5 machinery floors above the grain storage tanks.
  • The word 'Impeach' was painted in large white letters just above the top of the elevators on the east side weeks before the 2004 General Elections. They were removed by Thanksgiving.
  • It was added to the National Register of Historic Places and named a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
  • The developers have proposed to complete the renovation of this historic structure by August 2008.

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Location

401 Main Street SE
Main Street SE, 400 block
55414
Marcy Holmes
University
Minneapolis
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

189.00 ft
189.00 ft
7
1909
1910

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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