Built in 1902, the Grain Exchange had an active downtown develop around it. The
location at the corner of South 4th Street and 4th Avenue South is connected to the
skyway and tunnel system and within close proximity to countless bus lines and the light
rail system. There is also quick access to I-35W, I-94 and I-394. Ample parking surrounds
the Grain Exchange Buildings, which are also within walking distance of the Metrodome, Mill
City Museum, Nicollet Mall, the theater district and other downtown entertainment spots.
The historic Grain Exchange Buildings have been part of
downtown Minneapolis for more than 100 years. Listed
on the National Register of Historic Places and designated
for preservation by the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation
Commission, the Grain Exchange Buildings offer modern
office amenities with a classic appeal.
Early 1900’s elegance is ever-present. Walk through the doors and you are
surrounded by a classic combination of marble, brass and brick, with intricately
designed stonework and pilasters formed from buff colored terra cotta stone.
The intricate details of the buildings are timeless, offering function along with flair.
The possibilities are numerous as offices in the Main, North and East buildings are
flexible and spacious to fulfill all your business needs. The capabilities needed to run
a modern office are at your fingertips.
The Grain Exchange Buildings combine the class of 1902 with the
necessities of today. Add the prime location and it is an ideal
place to lease office space in Minneapolis.
• The first Grain Exchange building was constructed in 1884, but was quickly outgrown.
• The Main Building opened in 1902, the East Building opened in 1909 and the North Building opened in 1928.
• Originally named the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Minneapolis Grain Exchange Buildings were renamed in 1947.
• The Main and North Buildings are each 10 stories, while the East Building is 12.
• The North Building was originally seven stories, but had three stories added in 1955.
• The Main Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and all three buildings were included in 1995.
• The East Building is the only renaissance revival designed building in downtown Minneapolis.
• The Main Building was one of the first steel interior structures in Minneapolis.
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