GREAT NORTHERN HISTORIC RIVERSIDE LOFTS
Saint Paul, Minnesota
This renovation project converted the historic 1888 J.J. Hill "Great Northern
Railroad" office building into fifty-two luxury condominiums. Extensive
foundation and building stabilization allowed the distinctive Romanesque
building, listed on the National Register, to be restored to use after remaining
vacant for thirty years. Historic details, such as the ornamental central
stair and main lobby, were restored or recreated in the spirit of the original.
Plans for the dwelling units capitalize on the building's features, including
barrel-vaulted ceilings and large windows. Upper floor units have rooftop
decks and dramatic views of the Mississippi River and downtown St. Paul.
OWNER: The Cornerstone Group, Sherman Rutzick and Associates
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Frerichs Construction
Twin Cities Business Journal, Best in Real Estate Award for Redevelopment/Extensive Renovation — Residential