Hastings Foundry-Star Iron WorksEdit profile
The Hastings Foundry-Star Iron Works located at 707 First Street East, Hastings in the U.S. state of Minnesota 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 here 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.