Historic Milling District

Historic Milling District (HMI1X)

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55401 Hennepin County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 58.837', W 93° 15.53'

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This aerial view shows the gatehouse, water power canal and adjacent mills as they appeared in 1945. They, together with similar structures on the east bank, made Minneapolis the milling capital of the nation from 1880-1930. Changes in marketing and technology led to its decline.

In the near future, the parkway and related park facilities will be developed in this area. The gatehouse will be uncovered, the canal reopened, and the mill ruins developed as an historic interpretive park. Plans are also being formulated for the private redevelopment of the mill buildings.

The concrete posts and pipe railings seen just east of this sign served as a protective barrier for the canal during its operation.
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HM NumberHMI1X
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 479593 N 4980829
Decimal Degrees44.98061667, -93.25883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.837', W 93° 15.53'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 50.22" N, 93° 15' 31.80" W
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Area Code(s)612, 763, 952, 651
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 170 Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis MN 55401, US
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