[Photo1] The Pillsbury "A" Mill was once the largest flour mill in the world. Today, owned by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), it is the only mill still in production on the Mississippi. In Third Person Singular, Mary Pat Fitzgerald’s body was found on the bluff below the "A" Mill. [Photo 2] The Pillsbury "A" Mill is considered one of the country’s most significant industrial architectural sites and is listed on the National Register of Historic Monuments. While the area remains largely industrial, increasingly the buildings along the river have been adapted for other uses, including artists who have set up studios in the area. In August of 1997, the "A" Mill was connected to the mysterious death of an artist whose studio adjoined the Mill. The mill was periodically fumigated with methyl bromide. The Hennepin County medical examiner ruled that the artist, whose body was found in his studio, died of methyl bromide poisoning. The artist’s widow and other artists have brought suit in connection with the death and reported illnesses.
 

Pillsbury "A" Mill

Pillsbury "A" Mill
Father Hennepin Bluffs / Stone Arch Bridge