Property Information

Northwestern Building offers historically significant and newly renovated office space for lease in downtown St. Paul. Conveniently located in Lowertown, our building was constructed in 1916-1917 and was originally the local headquarters for the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad. Designed by Architect Charles S Frost in Classical Revival style, the building continues to convey a sense of style and substance rich in history and integrity, while embracing today’s necessities of advanced technology and modern conveniences along with an active community.

Northwestern Building is proud to be home to the best in many intersecting industries such as creative, advertising, design, marketing and travel agencies, architectural, real estate, and engineering firms, visual artists, exhibitionists, musicians, professional services companies, training, technology, non-profit, therapy, mental health and wellness organizations.


  • Hi-Speed Accessible Internet
  • Conference Room Available
  • Restaurant located in Lobby
  • Onsite Management
  • Onsite Maintenance
  • Passenger and Freight Elevators
  • High Ceilings and Vast Corridors
  • 24/7 Tennant Access



  • Many entrepreneurs and local artists operate out of the Lowertown neighborhood where ennui is nonexistent. Walk around this community of creativity to discover all Lowertown has to offer - art galleries, restaurants, breweries, the CHS Field, the Minnesota Museum of Art and more. Plus, lots of parking options.

See upcoming events calendar, local deals and an exclusive guide for this neighborhood and the City of St. Paul by visiting VISIT ST. PAUL – OFFICIAL CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU page.

Learn more about the beautiful state in which Northwestern Building resides by visiting Explore Minnesota Tourism

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Northwestern 275 4th Street East Saint Paul,  MN 55101