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Washburn A Mill Complex

Minneapolis, Minnesota
County of Hennepin.
1st Street South off Portland Avenue
National Register Number: 83004388
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - manufacturing. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MN-5 Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 4, 1983):
This complex outstandingly represents the growth and development of General Mills, Inc., and the radical transformations of the flour milling industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made it a modern mass-production industry. The Washburn A Mill (1874) is the only structure that remains from the original Minneapolis milling complex established by Cadwallader C. Washburn.

There are no threats to the NHL at this time.

Work continues on the rehabilitation of the West Engine House into an Object History Theater, funded by a federal grant to the Minnesota Historical Society. Mitigation documentation was undertaken as part of the project. The Mill City Museum, included within the complex, was the site of the 2005 Midwest Region National Historic Landmark conference.

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