Minnesota from the Railroad: Map of properties
Tour a selection of properties by clicking on the numbers below. To guide you, brief descriptions will appear as you move the cursor over the map.
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St. Paul, Minneapolis, & Manitoba Railway Company Shops Historic District
Limestone Storehouse, Machine Shop and Pattern Shop.
Lowertown Historic District
Once the manufacturing, wholesaling and transportation center of the city.
Stone Arch Bridge (in the St. Anthony Falls Historic District)
Oldest mainline railroad bridge in the Northwest and the only stone arch bridge across the Mississippi River.
Italianate farmhouse and outbuildings built by Swedish immigrant family.
Great Northern Passenger Depot
Custom-designed depot, one of the largest and more ornate on the Great Northern line.
Center of commercial and community activity in railroad-platted town.
Hanna C. and Peter E. Thompson House
Classical Revival residence of community leaders and mercantile business owner.
Sabin S. Murdock House
Italianate-style residence designed by entrepreneurial town-founder.
Crookston Commercial Historic District
Large concentration of 19th- and 20th-century brick commercial buildings in railroad town's central business district.
Ada Village Hall
Center of the city's civic and government affairs; made of local brick.
Elizabeth Village Hall and Jail
Ornamental brick village hall doubled as a fire hall.
Steam-powered brick flour mill.
Freeport Roller Mill and Miller's House
Three-story, steam-powered mill still houses much original equipment.
Chamber of Commerce Building (Grain Exchange)
Minneapolis's first steel building and center of the region's grain trade.
Hamm Brewing Company Beer Depot
Trackside, refrigerated brick warehouse.
Universal Laboratories Building
Major U.S. supplier of ergot, a fungus used in medicines.