1902 West Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Sperry Univac

1902 W. Minnehaha Avenue
Address: 1902 W. Minnehaha Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1923
Primary Style: Commercial
Additions: Newer addition on southwest side.
Major Alterations: Some/mostly intact
Historic Function: Manufacturing facility
Current Function: Manufacturing facility
Builder: H. C. Strucken
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Material of Roof: None Listed
Material of Foundation: None Listed
First Owner: Alvin M. Wagner
Notes: Belt course of concrete at first story lintel level. String course at second story lintel level. Stepped parapet wall. Rounded arched openings on 1st floor (now filled in).

This factory was built in 1923 as the American Radiator Company. It cost $275,000 to construct. Alvin M. Wagner was the manager of the Minnesota branch of the company. He lived in Minneapolis. F.W. Rente was the plant manager for this facility. The company made radiators, boilers and vacuum cleaners. This building is now part of the Sperry-Univac complex. This building is the only structure of any architectural interest at the Sperry Univac complex.

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