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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1928/00/00 Lloyd W Ray Architect L W Ray patents a portable, steel framed, building that that will become the standard for White Castle. The hamburger stand uses porcelain-enameled steel panels that are attached to a steel frame. History of Prefabricated Homes
1936/09/27 Billy Ingram Owner A movable, prefabricated White Castle restaurant is erected at 616 Washington Avenue SE. Inspired by the Chicago Water Tower, the steel structure was manufactured by Porcelain Steel Buildings, a subsidiary of White Castle. Birth of American Fast Food
1950/00/00 White Castle Corp Owner After the owner of the Washington Ave property refuses to renew the lease, White Castle moves building No 8 to 329 Central Ave SE and begins operating it as No 16.
1983/10/00 White Castle Corp Owner White Castle Corporation closes No 8 as an operating restaurant and schedules it for demolition.
1984/04/01 White Castle Building No 8 is moved to a northwest corner site at 33rd and Lyndale Ave S in Minneapolis.

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Particulars for White Castle Building No 8:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Criteria Historic Event
Attribute Moved property
Owner Private
Historic Use Restaurant



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 86002868
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Ray,L.W.
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Moved property
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1936, 1950, 1984
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Restaurant
Current Function: Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function:

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