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Property Name Minnesota Milk Company Building
Reference Number 13001148
State Minnesota
County Ramsey
Town Saint Paul
Street Address 370 West University Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 2/5/2014
Areas of Significance INDUSTRY
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The Minnesota Milk Company Building, located at 370 West University Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A, with the Area of Significance being Industry. Its level of significance is local to Saint Paul. Related state contexts include -Railroads and Agricultural Development: 1870-1950- and -Urban Centers: 1870-1940- and the City of Saint Paul context of -Transportation Corridors: 1857-1950.- The period of significance is from 1913, when the building was initially constructed, to 1960, when the company purchased Old Home Creameries and changed the company name to Old Home Foods Incorporated.3 4 The Minnesota Milk Company (MMC) building is thus significant in that it is representative of the urban milk processing industry in Saint Paul during the first half of the 20th century; the MMC was a major figure in the industry, and the University Avenue processing facility is the only remaining architectural resource from that period that still demonstrates substantial interior and exterior plant integrity.


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