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Capitol Square Building

Identification

Capitol Square Building
213647

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]

Usages

governmental office

Facts

  • Originally a 4-story factory, this building was converted to a 9-story office building in 1967-1968.
  • The State of Minnesota purchased the structure in 1970 and renamed it the Capitol Square Building. It housed up to 800 employees, primarily from the Department of Children, Families & Learning and the Higher Education Services Office.
  • Numerous health complaints from building occupants began in the 1980s, culminating in a full-scale investigation in 1998. The state found a widespread mold problem and labeled the structure a 'sick building'.
  • The Minnesota Department of Health logged 1,367 complaints of mold and moisture infiltration in the building's last seven months of existence.
  • The site was a surface parking lot from demolition in early 2000 until replaced by the Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building, constructed from 2004 to 2006.

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Location

540-550 Cedar Street
40-58 East 11th Street
550 Cedar Street
Downtown
St. Paul
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

99.00 ft
9
1
1929
1968
Mar 2000

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1968

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