|Built within the burned-out shell of what
was once the world’s largest and most technically advanced
flour mill, the Mill City Museum is part of the development
and restoration of historic structures along the Mississippi
River in downtown Minneapolis. With a respect for the old and
a recognition of the new, architects and contractors came together
to preserve an important part of this city’s history.
Wood and concrete dominate the museum’s lobby, with heavy-timber
columns and beams embracing a ceiling of intricately carved
wheat berry images. The lobby floor consists of end-grain wood,
the same kind of wood once used on nearby streets.
Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle