Historic North Loop

From sketchy hotels to fur trading, boot-making and farm machinery distribution, the building at the northeast corner of 3rd and Washington has a long, colorful history. In fact, it’s the...

When the Hennepin Steam Laundry was built in 1884 at 120 First Avenue North, there were no automobiles and few light bulbs, and most everyone was scrubbing their own laundry...

Mars Incorporated, a company that’s now a global business empire, got its start in Minneapolis. And the treat that launched its astronomical success, the Milky Way bar, was born in...

In its 65 years of glass production at 600 Washington Avenue North, Brin Glass helped supply some of the city’s most iconic buildings with interior windows, including the IDS Tower,...

While it was built by a visionary and expanded by innovators, the history of Colonial Warehouse also includes mentions of gangsters, bandits and bootleggers. The building’s first three stories went up...

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