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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The John Hutchinson House in Faribault

March 23rd, 2017

Sitting high on a lot amongst some of the oldest and most prestigious homes in Faribault is a lovely Queen Anne Victorian home that was built in 1892 for John Hutchinson, a prominent and successfu...

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The E. S. Hoyt House in Red Wing

February 11th, 2017

Known as one of Minnesota's best examples of the Prairie School style, as well as one of the finest designed by its architects, William Purcell and George Elmslie, this modern home for the time wa...

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The W. W. Mayo House

January 30th, 2017

Located in the small town of Le Sueur, Minnesota is a very small house that drivers could easily travel by without knowing it's historical significance. Listed on the National Registry of Histori...

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The Charles Schwartz Stone House and Barn

September 4th, 2016

Nestled down a quiet country lane just north of Ottawa Township sits a picturesque property along the eastern bluff of the Minnesota River. Christened “Bur Oaks” by the current owners who have...

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The Burton – Rosenmeier House in Little Falls

July 25th, 2016

The Burton/Rosenmeier House is a significant architecturally  example of the Classical Revival (or Neoclassical) style in Little Falls and for its associations with its first two inhabitants: The...

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Church of the Advent in Farmington

March 14th, 2016

412 Oak Street, Farmington, MN There is nothing more lovely than a cute little church in a small town, especially one with red doors. Built in 1872, this church's building style was suggested to th...

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Historic Walking Tour of Edina’s Country Club District set for May 7th, 2016

March 8th, 2016

Join the Country Club Neighbors for Preservation for the 2nd-Annual Historic Neighborhood Walking Tour on Saturday, May 7 for a stoll through the history and architecture of the Country Club District ...

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The William W. Smith House

September 24th, 2015

When Major William Watkins Smith came to Sleepy Eye with his wife, Ada, they purchased property on the southwest corner of Linden Street and First Avenue South to build their new home. Finished in...

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