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Minneapolis Engineering Projects Collection

Summary Information
Title: Minneapolis Engineering Projects Collection
Dates: 1891-1939
Creator: Minneapolis (Minn.). Dept. of Public Works
Extent: 15 boxes
Location: High Bay
Language: English
Collection Number: N 205
Collection contains plans and papers of Minneapolis Engineering projects completed during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Northwest Architectural Archives, Manuscripts Division

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.


There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.

Preferred Citation:

Minneapolis Engineering Projects Collection (N 205), Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


The collection is organized into three series:

  • Other Recordss
  • Third Avenue Bridge - Drawings
  • Union Station - Drawing

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains plans, correspondence, inventories, reports and ledgers of Minneapolis engineering projects completed during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Related Material

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Minneapolis (Minn.). Dept. of Public Works
  • Architecture -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Drawings and plans
  • Bridges -- Design and construction
Detailed Contents
 Location  Title
Other Records  
Box 1
Minneapolis Bridges 1891-1921  Box 1
Note  Correspondence, Bridge Repairs and New Bridges
Box 2
Minneapolis Union Depot 1898-1929  Box 2
Note  Structural Data, Bills and Planning
Box 3
Other Depots 1914  Box 3
Note  Reports and Study Documents
Box 4
Franklin Avenue Bridge 1917-1924  Box 4
Note  Correspondence, Reports and Costs
Box 5
Third Avenue Bridge 1916  Box 5
Note  Survey Data, Specifications, Reports and Costs
Box OS
Third Avenue Bridge 1913-1915  Box OS
Note  Cost Ledger and Bond Sales Ledger
Third Avenue Bridge Drawings  
Box db 7
Third Avenue Bridge 1912-1917  Box db 7
Note  Minneapolis, MN
blueprints, black line, blueline
Box db 6
Third Avenue Bridge 1914, 1915, 1939  Box db 6
Note  Minneapolis, MN
blueprints, black line, blueline
Union Station Drawings  
Box db 1
Union Station 1912, 1914-1915  Box db 1
Note  Minneapolis, MN
ink on linen, pencil on paper, ink on paper
Box db 2
Union Station 1914, 1915  Box db 2
Note  Minneapolis, MN
Box db 3
Union Station 1914, 1915  Box db 3
Note  Minneapolis, MN
blueprint, pencil on paper, blueline
Box db 4
Union Station 1914, 1924, 1929  Box db 4
Note  Minneapolis, MN
blueline, blueprint, ink on linen, pencil on brownline
Box db 5
Union Station 1912-1915  Box db 5
Note  Minneapolis, MN
ink no linen, blueprint, colored pencil on brownline, ink on paper