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Two years ago, the Moritz Bergstein Shoddy Mill and Warehouse, 19th-century buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, were moved from the path of the new St. Croix River bridge in Oak Park Heights to land south of downtown Stillwater. The buildings, in which rags were shredded and used to make mattresses, remain vacant. (The material is called "shoddy.")

Stillwater hired John Lauber and Co. to lead a re-use study on the buildings. The company is working with Claybough Preservation Architecture Inc. This project is partly funded by the National Park Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

A public meeting about proposed re-uses will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Stillwater City Hall, 216 N. 4th St.