Milwaukee Chicago St. Paul and Pacific Depot, Freight House and Train Shed

Also known as: Milwaukee Road Depot and Freight House
201 3rd Ave., S., Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Chicago, Milwaukee

1. GENERAL SETTING, LOOKING SOUTHWEST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

This Commercial Italianate style structure was constructed in 1879, and substantially enlarged in 1905, the Milwaukee Road Freight House was the city's first major railroad freight depot. It was of paramount importance in defining the downtown rail corridor that separated the flour milling district to the south. When the freight house was nominated to the National Register in 1978, it was the oldest surviving railroad building in Minneapolis. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MN-91)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 28, 1978
Reference number
78001542
NR name
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Depot, Freight House and Train Shed
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Commerce; Engineering; Transportation; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Rail-related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1879; 1897; 1899
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • August 3, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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