Bunge Elevator - Head Tower, 13th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Bunge Elevator - Head Tower

Address: 13th Avenue SE
Neighborhood/s: Southeast Como, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1936
Historic Function: Grain elevator
Current Function: future apartments/condominiums

Southeast Como Minneapolis Hennepin


This building is the main visual landmark of the Como neighborhood. Minneapolis was called “Mill City” because of its prominence for flour milling, along with numerous saw mills. Accompanying the flour milling industry were dozens of grain elevators along rail lines throughout Minneapolis. The Bunge is a generally unadorned, resolutely functional commercial structure – but the form of this reinforced concrete tower is enlivened by its pentagonal wall outline, shaped roof parapet, and window groupings. After the 2007 demolition of its silos, the head tower will remain and become part of a residential housing redevelopment on the site.

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