Mill City Museum
Mill City Museum is built within the ruins of the Washburn "A "Mill. The building stood vacant until a fire destroyed it in 1991, and then became home to the Mill City Museum in 2003.
A histoirc print of the Washburn "A" Mill, from the Northwestern Miller, October 15, 1882.
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Backstory and Context
The structure was not well-maintained in the following decades and was nearly destroyed by a fire in 1991. The fire raised awareness of the historic value of the mill and led to a community effort to restore the remaining structure and create a museum at the site.
Photo: Washburn-Crosby Milling Complex, 701-709 South First & Second Streets, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN. after 1968. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Library of Congress. Comp. Historic American Engineering Record. Web. 31 July 2015.