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Minnesota Linseed Oil Company

Name of Property: Minnesota Linseed Oil Company
City or Vicinity: Minneapolis
County:Hennepin County
State: MN
Name of Photographers: Charlene Roise / Stephanie K. Atwood
Date of Photographs: 2012

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View to southeast from intersection of Washington and Eleventh Avenues South showing (l-r) north (front) facades of Addition and north and west facades of Original Building.

View to southwest of (l-r) north (front) facades of Addition and north (front) and west facades of Original Building.

View to north showing light rail tracks and (background, l-r) southwest, east, and south facades of 1926 Varnish Building, Eleventh Avenue South, and west and south (rear) facades of Original Building.

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View to northwest of (l-r) south (rear) and east facades of Original Building and south (rear) facade of Addition from southeast corner of parking lot.

View to north of (l-r) south (rear) and east facades of Original Building, east facade of Engine House, and south (rear) facade of Addition.

View to southwest of (l-r) east and north (front) facades of Addition.

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View to southwest of (l-r) north (front) facade of Addition and east and north (front) facades of Original Building.

View to southwest of (l-r) east and north (front) facades of Addition and east and north (front) facades of Original Building.

View to northwest of third floor of Original Building.

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View to northwest of fourth floor of Original Building showing painted hardwood floor, painted post-and-beam structure, and ceiling joists.

View to west of tunnel connecting basement of Original Building with basement of 1926 Varnish Building.

View to northeast of boiler room in Engine House.

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View to northeast of first-floor open office area in Addition showing (l-r) brick walls with historic steel-frame windows and concrete columns.

View to northeast of open office area on east side of Additions second floor. Small offices at north and east walls are at rear.

View to southeast of landing of west stairs on second floor of Addition showing painted brick walls, concrete floor and ceiling, and historic steel-frame windows.

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View to northeast of basement of Addition showing concrete floor covered with commercial tiles, poured concrete post and beam system, and poured concrete ceiling.

View to southwest of (l-r) east and north facades of 1926 Varnish Building.

View to south of 1926 Varnish Building (l-r) showing west facade, cooking room chimney, and modern one-story addition.

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View to northeast (l-r) of west and southwest facades of 1926 Varnish Building. The historic cooking room chimney and stepped parapet of the original west wall are visible.

View to northwest of southwest facade of 1926 Varnish Building.

View to northwest of (l-r) east and south facades of 1926 Varnish Building.

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View to northwest from entry lobby of 1926 Varnish Building showing (l-r) metal mezzanine level and west basement, square column with flared capital, elevator and mushroom-capped column, and doorway to first-floor laboratory.

View to southwest from mezzanine level in 1926 Varnish Building showing (l-r) fire door and cooking pot alcoves in brick wall of former varnish cooking room at southwest wall of basement.

View to east of first-floor laboratory space in east section of 1926 Varnish Building. The dropped ceiling is pulled back to reveal top of mushroom-capped columns.

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View to south of basement in 1926 Varnish Building showing round concrete column, floor, and ceiling.