- Dale Street and Minnehaha Avenue - (Northeast corner) The Dale Street Shops were part of a large industrial park, at the northeast corner of Dale Street and Minnehaha Avenue. Built as part of what became the Great Northern Railway, the Dale…

(Empire Builder Business Park) - 23-27 Empire Drive - Built in 1882, the shops and the people who worked in them did every aspect of work imaginable for locomotives, freight and passenger rail cars for what became the Great Northern Railway. Most…

The best view of the railroads is from the east sidewalk of the Dale Street Bridge, where the railroads passed through what is now Great Northern Business Park. A railroad was first chartered by the Minnesota Legislature in 1857 and received a…

(Jackson Street Roundhouse) - Jackson Street and Pennsylvania Avenue - The roundhouse dates from 1907. It is the second roundhouse in that area. The first was built in 1882, just to the west of the current structure. It is one of the few…

(Within Great Northern Business Park North) Walk around some of St. Paul's historic buildings and look for metal base plates, which often bear the name of the St. Paul Foundry. The foundry was started in 1863 by C.N. Parker and H.W. Topping. It…