Opportunity Winona Projects

Public and private investment in downtown Winona and its surrounding neighborhoods continues at an incredibly rapid pace.  

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The Grain and Lumber Exchange building began its’ history on October 15, 1900.  Built by the Grain and Lumber Exchange Corporation and designed by the architectural firm Kees and Colburn, the building consisted of 24 office suites that were occupied by some of Winona’s most important firms.  Early tenants included lumber and stock companies, attorneys, government officials, and three bowling alleys.  The Grain and Lumber Exchange building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

 Winona Real Estate Fund purchased the building in October 2021 and began an extensive renovation of the interior and exterior.  Today, The Exchange remains a beautiful historic building offering 29 residential units, accommodating a mix of long and short-term tenants in newly created studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.