Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saint Anthony Falls Historic District
Location of Site: Surrounding Saint Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River
Neighborhood/s: Saint Anthony Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year Established: 1971

Saint Anthony Falls, Saint Anthony Falls Historic District Minneapolis Hennepin County

National Register of Historic Places Information
Reference Number: 713270001
Reference URL: [Reference]
Certification date: March 11, 1971
Level of significance: National

The historic designation of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District focuses on the urbanization of the Falls with a period of significance between 1858 and 1941. This time frame celebrates the role of the Falls in the development of Minneapolis, Minnesota’s largest city, in all its stages of growth. The natural beauty of the Falls was a wilderness landmark, attractive to both tourists and settlers. The Falls furnished direct power to the lumber and flour industries which stimulated the development of the new city. Finally, the Falls provided electrical power for industrial and residential use. Other sites, including the Falls itself and many other sites in the area which are associated with other time periods outside of the span from 1858 to 1941, also are culturally significant. Among these are cultural and spiritual sites significant to the Dakota and Ojibwa people, which predate 1858.

On the other end of the period of significance,the development of West River Road in the 1980s marks a significant addition to the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. Thus, the use and interaction with the Falls has evolved over the past centuries of human interaction and will continue to evolve over the centuries to come. The southern, northern, and down-river boundaries of the district follow the platting and alignment of the original roadways and a river crossing. The up-river boundary reflects the right-of-way of a formerly proposed highway, I-335, that was met with opposition and was never built. This up-river boundary serves as a memorial to the era of highway planning of the 1970s in Minneapolis and the subsequent national movement to resist the impacts on existing neighborhoods

that such projects were perceived to create.

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Memories and stories

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Related Links

Saint Anthony Falls Historic District Design Guidelines

St. Anthony Falls Historic District

Contributing properties

List of properties in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District

Spiritual Power to Industrial Might

Minneapolis Riverfront as Birth Place and First Place

St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board

Architecture on the Minneapolis Riverfront


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Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States


Buildings in Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis, Minnesota

# Street
164 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 164164 Island Avenue E
171 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 171171 Island Avenue E
181-185 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 181181 Island Avenue E
Grove Street Flats, 2-16 Grove Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 22 Grove Street
John DeLaittre House, 24 Grove Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Razed) 2424 Grove Street
Mill City Museum, 704 Second Street South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 704704 Second Street S
Minneapolis Post Office (Main Post Office), 100 South 1st Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 100100 South 1st Street
Pillsbury A Mill Concrete Elevator, Minneapolis, Minnesota Second Street Street SE
Pillsbury A Mill Machine Shop, 400 2nd Street Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota 400400 Main Street SE
Pillsbury A Mill, 301 Main Street Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota 301301 Main Street SE
Pillsbury A Mill, Red Tile Elevator, 401 Main Street Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota 401401 Main Street SE
Pillsbury Branch Library, 100 University Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 100100 University Avenue
Saint Anthony Commercial Club, 200 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 200200 Central Avenue SE
South A Mill and Warehouse No. 1 335335 Main Street SE

Structures in Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis, Minnesota

# Street
Grain Belt Beer Sign, 4 Island Avenue West, Minneapolis, Minnesota 44 Island Avenue

Sites in Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pillsbury A Mill, Minneapolis Minnesota
Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Saint Anthony Falls, Minneapolis, Minnesota
St. Anthony Historic Main Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tours in Saint Anthony Falls Historic District, Minneapolis, Minnesota




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