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The Washburn Lofts

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Identification

The Washburn Lofts
Washburn-Crosby South Mill A, Washburn-Crosby Mill Utility Building & Sack House
156746

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
light yellow
active heating (unspecified)
yes, adjustable

Usages

residential condominium
parking

Facts

  • The Washburn Lofts were formerly part of the Washburn-Crosby Milling Company, the forerunner of General Mills. This building was the original home of the Betty Crocker kitchen until the facility was closed in 1965.
  • The height figure comes from Fire Insurance Maps and refers to the roof line not including the prominent water tanks.
  • The three terra cotta figures at the top of the building's south facade were designed by Minneapolis sculptor John Karl Daniels, best known for his sculpture of Leif Ericson at the Minnesota State Capitol.
  • A public walkway and stairway between this and the neighboring Stone Arch Lofts connects 2nd Street to West River Parkway, Mill Ruins Park, and the Stone Arch Bridge.
  • The entire Washburn A Mill was named a National Historic Landmark in 1983.
  • With the extension between Washington Avenue and 2nd Street completed in Autumn 2004, this building stands at the northern terminus of Park Avenue.
  • The former flour mill building designed by Hewitt & Brown was reconfigured into housing units by Brighton Development, Paul Madson & Associates, and Kraus-Anderson Construction Company in 2001-2002. Other portions of the former Mill are being redeveloped into the Mill City Museum & Stone Arch Plaza.

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Location

700 2nd Street South
701 West River Parkway
700 2nd Street South
55401
Downtown East
Central
Minneapolis
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

158.00 ft
158.00 ft
10
2
1914
2002
0

Involved Companies

Hewitt & Brown

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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