Preservation Journal: Spring 2008

Preservation Journal: Spring 2008

The Minnesota Milk Company: Art Deco on the Avenue

by Michael Koop

In 2006, St. Paul-based Old Home Foods closed its production plant located on the southeast corner of University and Western Avenues. The 46,000 square foot building is currently for sale.

The Minnesota Milk Company Building, like dozens of other historic buildings on University Avenue within the Central Corridor light rail transit (LRT) line, is neither designated as a local landmark nor listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Most commercial buildings in the Corridor are modest two-story, early 20th-century vernacular brick structures that fail to meet official criteria as individual landmarks, which raises concerns about their fate as light rail construction and redevelopment efforts move forward.

Also included in this issue:

  • Central Corridor and Historic Preservation
  • Mysteries of the Central Corridor
  • Hamline Midway History Corps
  • Fire Station Celebrates Century of Service
  • 3M Plans to Divest the Buildings that Shaped Its Legacy—and Saint Paul’s History
  • Bottoms Up! The Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota
  • Frogtown Brick Houses
  • Placeography
  • Happy Saint Paul Cube Customers

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