C. A. Smith Lumber Historic District

You can read about the history and designation of the C. A. Smith Lumber Historic District historic landmark.



C. A. Smith Lumber Historic District Map

C.A. Smith Lumber Historic District Design Guidelines

Address: 4401 Lyndale Avenue North; 4400-4430 Lyndale Avenue North

Neighborhood: Lind- Bohanon

Historic Use: Commercial and Industrial

Current Use: Commercial and Industrial

Date of Local Designation: 2016

Date of National Designation: N/A

Area of Significance: Social History, Significant Persons, and Community Identity

Period of Significance: 1892-1966

Historic Profile: The C.A. Smith Lumber Historic District represents the late stage of the Minneapolis lumber industry (c. 1890-1921), the city's short-lived but robust "post-lumber" industry (c. 1921-1939), and 19th and 20th century manufacturing in the Camden neighborhood. The C.A. Smith Lumber Company, the Compo-Board Company, and other industrial sites in Camden were a significant economic force in encouraging the development of North Minneapolis by attracting works to the area and encouraging the subdivision of land and development of homes for workers.

Photo Credits:

Hennepin County Library Special Collections

Works Cited:

Designation Study: “C. A. Smith Lumber Historic District” 2016



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