Since its grand opening in 1889, the Pioneer Endicott has been a cultural landmark of the St. Paul skyline. It has survived fires, tornadoes and several periods of urban renewal. For decades, the city’s newsmakers and tastemakers called the location home, making it the business heart of St. Paul.
The 16-story Pioneer Building was built in 1889 to house the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and was the city’s first skyscraper. Famed architect Cass Gilbert designed the two Endicott buildings, which were built in 1890.
The buildings were home to businesses for decades until 2007, when the last commercial tenants moved out. PAK Properties bought the buildings in 2011 and worked with historical architects to restore the building’s architectural features, upgrade utilities, and make the updates necessary to convert the building from office use to 234 new market-rate rental units. It is also home to the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Legacy Chocolates, 12 Eyes Brewing, and a new restaurant.
LOCATION St. Paul, Minnesota
PROPERTY TYPE Residential and commercial mix
SQ FT 380,000