Hastings Foundry-Star Iron Works

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Hastings Foundry-Star Iron Works
Hastings Foundry.jpg
The Hastings Foundry-Star Iron Works from the south
Hastings Foundry-Star Iron Works is located in Minnesota
Hastings Foundry-Star Iron Works
Location Hastings, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°44′44″N 92°50′39″W / 44.74556°N 92.84417°W / 44.74556; -92.84417Coordinates: 44°44′44″N 92°50′39″W / 44.74556°N 92.84417°W / 44.74556; -92.84417
Built 1859
Architect Morrell, A.R.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79001229[1]
Added to NRHP December 31, 1979

The Hastings Foundry-Star Iron Works is a historic foundry building in Hastings, Minnesota, United States. Located at 707 First Street East, it was built by A. R. Morrell, an ironsmith from Vermont, in 1859. The building is historically significant as the location where the first steam engine in Minnesota was built (1860). In 1861 the engine for the Stella Whipple was manufactured there as well. Iron for bridges and engines for railroad elevators, automobiles, and river boats were manufactured in this earliest surviving industrial site in the state.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Historic Sites:Hastings". Dakota County Historical Society. 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  3. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.