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Property Name Minnesota's Nineteenth-Century Masonry Ruins Cover
Reference Number 64501254
State Minnesota
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Street Address
Multiple Property Submission Name Minnesota's Nineteenth-Century Masonry Ruins
Status Accepted 12/1/2015
Areas of Significance
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/64501254.pdf
 
The common elements of masonry ruins in Minnesota are defined with regard to two overarching categories: building ruins and structural ruins. As defined by the NPS (2002:4}, buildings are functional constructions "created principally to shelter any form of human activity," such as a house, mill building, or fort, while structures are "those functional constructions usually for purposes other than creating human shelter," such as bridges, dams, or kilns. Elements of masonry ruins can occur singularly or in various combinations at any given ruins site.

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