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The most endangered historic places in the U.S.

By: Ashley Chase on June 27, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
looking up the facade of the pillsbury A mill complex building

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Pillsbury 'A' Mill Complex

Before the icon of Pillsbury was the Doughboy, the company was well-known for its state-of-the-art flour mill complex in Minneapolis. Upon completion in 1881, the Pillsbury "A" Mill Complex set a new standard in building design as it was considered the most advanced (and largest) facility in the world. The mill closed in 2003, and a developer acquired it with the intention to create "a mixed-use complex that would couple historic rehabilitation with new construction." In 2010, it was foreclosed upon and now faces possible piecemeal development that could threaten the unique historic qualities of the buildings and the landscape.