In the early 19th century the area that is now referred to as the Mill District was once an industrial area utilizing the water power from the Mississippi to several flour mills, including corporations such as General Mills and Pillsbury. At one point in time, Minneapolis was the largest producer of flour in the world.
Come the 1930’s, the milling district started to decline in business due to fossil fuels replacing water power leaving flour mills to stop production and abandon their mills.
In the late 1990’s, Minneapolis began production on the Historic District Master Plan, encouraging development along the neglected riverfront. Today, the Mill District is home to hundreds and offers some of the most luxurious living spaces in Minneapolis. Bars, restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues have started popping up everywhere.
The area has maintained its original charm of the early 1900’s but excels in today’s modern styles.