In preparation for a future rehabilitation project, Hess Roise wrote the National Register nomination for the Zinsmaster Baking Company building on Minneapolis’ Park Avenue.
Founded in Duluth in 1913 as the Zinsmaster-Smith Bread Company, the Minneapolis plant, built in 1928, represented the height of Zinsmaster’s popularity and prestige. The factory building contained cutting-edge technology designed to maximize efficiency and ensure sanitary baking facilities. Architect Charles W. DeJarnette included Art Deco and Collegiate Gothic influences in the factory’s facades, allowing it to blend into neighboring high-style houses on Park Avenue. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 2020.