Landmark Center, 75 5th Street West, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Landmark Center

Address: 75 5th Street W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1902
Historic Function: Courthouse
Historic Function: Post Office
Other Historic Function: Post Office
Current Function: Museum
Current Function: cultural center
Other Current Function: cultural center

Saint Paul Ramsey

Landmark Center, 75 5th Street West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.94506° N, 93.096709° WLatitude: 44°56′42.216″N
Longitude: 93°5′48.152″W

Originally served as the Federal Court House and Post office for the Upper Midwest. The U.S. District Court here was the site of the creation of many anti-labor injunctions: Judge Walter Sanborn issued an injunction against the American Railway Union strike of the Great Northern Railroad in 1894. (A resolution for his impeachment was introduced in Congress as a result.) Later anti-strike injunctions were issued from this 1903 building in 1934 (Strutwear Knitting strike) and 1959 (Wilson strike in Albert Lea by United Packinghouse Workers Union) by a panel of federal judges including John Sanborn and Edward Devitt.

In the 1970s, a group of determined citizens saved the building from the wrecking ball and restored it to its previous grandeur. It was on the National Register of Historic Places and reopened to the public as Landmark Center in 1978. Today, Landmark Center serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events.


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Landmark Center web site


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