Round Barn is For Sale in Red Wing

March 2nd, 2014

The historic Round Barn property just outside of Redwing is for sale for $1,425,000. I wrote a blog post about the property a few years ago when I was allowed to photograph the barn and grounds. T...

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Dacotah Cottage in Frontenac

February 16th, 2014

It was in 1859 that Lewis Garrard moved to Frontenac (thus named the same year) and built a small one and a half story house with a few one-story wings coming off the main house. The main entrance...

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WCCO coverage of the Ramsey Hill House Tour

September 19th, 2013

Check out this mornings LIVE WCCO interview for the Ramsey Hill House Tour. I was up at 4 am to get to the shoot and it was really fun! Writing for the last three tours has been educational and every ...

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The Donaldson Mansion in Minneapolis

April 3rd, 2013

1712 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis Nestled on top of Lowry Hill in Minneapolis is a beautiful home like none other.Built in 1906, this stunning home was designed for Lawrence Donaldson, who wit...

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Locust Lodge in Frontenac

March 6th, 2013

  29133 Garrard Avenue, Frontenac Built around 1853, this beautiful example of a Greek Revival  home is quietly tucked away behind a row of trees, and at one time had grand views of the Mississi...

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Preservation isn’t just for grand houses

October 19th, 2012

The log cabin pictured around 1900-10 from Lakeshore Weekly News So many times when hearing about historic preservation, people immediately think of some Victorian home or histori...

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The Northome Stone Arch

October 12th, 2012

Northome Stone Arch, Deephaven, MN In an area of Deephaven known mostly to locals is a stone arch rising out of the trees as you drive through a quite neighborhood. Built in 1906 by the german st...

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Know Your House’s Style

October 6th, 2012

I see it all the time. An agent that doesn't specialize in historic homes lists a home for sale and calls it a Victorian when it is really something else. You would think that the "year built" would g...

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My Feature in the Star Tribune

September 28th, 2012

302 Fremont Avenue, Anoka It's always nice to get a call to speak about the importance of historic home preservation. It rarely happens to be a feature article in a major local newspaper, so yo...

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