Hastings Foundry-Star Iron Works (NRIS 79001229)
707 E. 1st St.,
MN. County/parish: Dakota.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
December 31, 1979.
- Hastings Foundry-Star Iron Works
- 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. (read more...)