The Schillinger-Brings House in Saint Paul

June 19th, 2018

This simple stone house with it's hipped roof was built in 1859 by John Schillinger of locally quarried limestone. The home originally stood at 314 Smith (Oak) Street and was moved to its current ...

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The Burwell House in Minnetonka

May 21st, 2018

Built in 1883, the Burwell House was constructed by Charles Henry Burwell for his growing family, second wife and four children. Mr. Burwell was the Manager of the Minnetonka Mills Company beginning...

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The Augustine B. Hawley House in Red Wing

April 18th, 2018

On a large corner lot in Red Wing, sits a grand old home that can't be missed, what with its purple porch and decorative eaves and brackets. It's the home that Augustine Boyer Hawley built for his...

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The Leedom Sharp House in St. Paul

January 15th, 2018

If you were a senior railroad employee in the late 1800’s, this home could have been the place your family resided while you traveled for work. Designed by Cass Gilbert and James Knox Taylor and...

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The Emerson Hadley House in Saint Paul

October 27th, 2017

Renowned architect Cass Gilbert designed this Georgian Revival home in 1895 for Emerson and Mary Hadley, a prominent St. Paul attorney, at a cost of $8000. Originally (as shown in the photo below)...

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The Schneider Tavern in Frontenac

September 16th, 2017

Built in 1862 by Engelbert Haller and Kasper Koch, this lovely Greek Revival building was originally built to operate as a general store and served as the township's stagecoach stop; however, two ...

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The Judson Bishop House in St. Paul

August 19th, 2017

Built in 1882, this grand home was commissioned by Judson Wade Bishop of the Second Minnesota Regiment and designed by architect Abraham M. Radcliffe. Featuring a limestone and Kasota stone fo...

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The Wadsworth Williams Tudor Revival Home in Minneapolis

June 19th, 2017

Designed by architect William Kenyon for Wadsworth and Ida Williams in 1931, the home has known only three owners durings its life. Mr. Williams was born in 1875 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, movin...

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The Vasa Children’s Home

June 2nd, 2017

When Hans Mattson immigrated from Sweden and founded "Mattson's Settement" in 1853, along with other Swedish farmers, little did he know how his small town would hold so much hope for others. (He ...

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The Anton Gag and Wanda Gag House in New Ulm

April 3rd, 2017

This fascinating Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1894 by Anton Gag as the beginning of what would become a large family of seven children with his second wife Lizzie. Anton was born in Boh...

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