Great Northern Depot, Minneapolis (Before and After), 1978
Wrecking balls began bashing apart Minneapolis’s old Great Northern Depot on July 5, 1978.* The depot had opened 65 years earlier to serve James J. Hill’s railroad empire. By 1978, the declining popularity of passenger rail service and the opening of Amtrak’s new Midway station in St. Paul had made it obsolete. The Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank now sits on the depot site.
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Collection of Great Northern Depot photos by John Hill
Photos via Old Minneapolis (above) and John Hill (below)
* The demolition date comes from an article in the Minneapolis Star, July 6, 1978