Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House

The Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House is a former freight house in Winona, Minnesota, United States. Built from 1882 to 1883, it is the city's last surviving freight facility of the Winona and St. Peter Railroad.[2] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 for having local significance in the theme of transportation.[3] It was nominated as a symbol of the Winona and St. Peter Railroad, which was instrumental in spurring Winona's industry and growth by developing markets along its rail lines across Minnesota and into Dakota Territory.[2]

Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House
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The Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House viewed from the west
Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House is located in Minnesota
Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House
Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House is located in the United States
Winona and St. Peter Railroad Freight House
Location58 Center Street,
Winona, Minnesota
Coordinates44°3′13.7″N 91°38′6″W / 44.053806°N 91.63500°W / 44.053806; -91.63500Coordinates: 44°3′13.7″N 91°38′6″W / 44.053806°N 91.63500°W / 44.053806; -91.63500
AreaLess than one acre
Built1882–83
NRHP reference No.84001733[1]
Designated January 26, 1984
Jefferson Pub in 2017

Through mergers and acquisitions, the building continued to serve as a railroad office and freight house until 1961.[2] As of 2017 the west end of the building houses the Jefferson Pub & Grill, which keeps vintage railroad photographs and memorabilia on display.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c McKechnie, Mark; Charles W. Nelson (1982-11-03). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Winona & St. Peter Railroad Freight House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-08-20. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Winona and St. Peter Freight House". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2017-08-20.
  4. ^ "Jefferson Pub & Grill". Retrieved 2017-08-20.

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