Inspiration Point is one of only a few of MnDOT’s historic roadside structures constructed using dry stone masonry technique. Please check back often for the latest construction updates!
Week 2: June 11-19, 2015
Construction activities this week included disassembly of east overlook stone walls, salvage of sound historic stone, deliveries of large new stone slabs to be broken into wall stones, color matching, stone shaping (“dressing”), clearing of stone outcropping on south edge of the site.
A lot of progress was made this week.
Identifying and protecting historic roadside properties
Did you know that out of approximately 110 MnDOT wayside properties and roadside development facilities, roughly half are listed (or are eligible to become listed) on the National Register of Historic Places — or are located within a National
Register Historic District?
Prior to MnDOT's inventory of historic roadside properties, many historic sites were lost during road construction or simply from decay without any means to be identified, and therefore, protected.