On Monday, February 19 (Presidents Day), Hennepin County libraries are closed.
North Regional Library will be closed Sunday, February 18 for electrical work.
by Unknown, late 1880s
Cast bronze and stone
Local businessmen Cadwallader C. Washburn and William D. Washburn played a pivotal role in Minneapolis’ flour-milling industry, and their last name remains a household word around town—and at the library. If you go outside to the northeast corner of the building, you’ll find a more tangible reminder of their influence: a cast bronze flour millstone anchored in the earth. This original millstone was used to grind wheat for the Washburn-Crosby Company, which would one day become General Mills, leaving a lasting mark on the Twin Cities.
Donated by General Mills