A Minnesota Sampler: Map of properties
Tour a selection of properties by clicking on the numbers below. To guide you, brief descriptions will appear as you move the cursor over the map.
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Inspired by streamlined railroad dining cars.
Fort Wadsworth Agency and Scout Headquarters
Residence of Joseph and Sam Brown families; with rare pièce-sur-pièce construction.
Colossal figure commissioned by Sons of Hermann, a German-American fraternal organization.
Fergus Falls State Hospital Complex
Minnesota's only remaining state institution retaining the Kirkbride plan.
Wulf C. Krabbenhoft Farmstead
Red River Valley farm with Queen Anne farmhouse and outbuildings, homesteaded by German immigrant family.
Peavey-Haglin Experimental Concrete Grain Elevator
First circular reinforced-concrete grain elevator in the country.
Multipurpose, wood-frame performing arts hall.
Aerial Lift Bridge
Vertical lift bridge in Duluth harbor at head of Great Lakes.
National Farmers' Bank of Owatonna
Designed by Louis Sullivan, with lavish ornamentation by George Elmslie.
Canadian National Depot
Craftsman-style depot, the first built by a foreign railway in the continental U.S.
Original Main Street Historic District
The inspiration for Sinclair Lewis' novel Main Street.
Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery
A cooperative creamery serving the state's dairy industry.
Art Deco-style office tower, the first skyscraper built west of the Mississippi.
Built as a private recreational club, featuring a magnificently embellished dining room.
Lindholm Oil Company Service Station
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; the only gas station built from his prototype drawings.
Inspired by streamlined railroad dining cars.
White Castle Building No. 8
One of the hamburger chain's signature enamel-over-steel, prefabricated hamburger stands.
One of the oldest existing waterpower gristmills in Minnesota.
Waterpower flour mill built during heyday of Minnesota milling.
Sibley County Courthouse
County's first permanent courthouse, built in Italianate style of local brick and stone.
Rock County Courthouse and Jail
Massive Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse built of locally quarried stone.
St. Paul City Hall-Ramsey County Courthouse
Moderne styling on a public building; interior features “Vision of Peace” sculpture by Carl Milles.
Alexander Faribault House
Greek Revival dwelling of fur trader Faribault also served as church and polling place.
Eugene Saint Julien Cox House
Elaborate Gothic home of St. Peter's first mayor.
Milwaukee Avenue Historic District
Example of a workers' residential community in Minneapolis.
John Lind House
Queen Anne brick-and-stone home of Minnesota' 14th governor.
S. Edward Hall House
Wood-frame home of organizer of St. Paul Urban League.
William G. Purcell House
Outstanding example of Purcell and Elmslie's Prairie School residential architecture.
William J. Mayo House (Mayo Foundation House)
Home of physician who, with his brother Charles, developed private medical clinic concept.
David and Wanda Park House
Minnesota example of residential Moderne style.
Nokomis Knoll Residential Historic District
Middle-class residential development of Period Revival styles.
Alfred R. Voss Farmstead
Gable-roofed stock barn of expensive woods, with tile-roofed brick livestock building.
Alex Seitaniemi Housebarn
Rare two-story log building, built by Finnish immigrant, combines dwelling, animal shelter and crop storage.
Dammon Round Barn
An early 20th-century round barn used for the dairy industry.
Mankato Holstein Farm Barn
Clay-tile barn with rainbow-arched roof housed dairy cattle breeding operation.
Siemer Silo and Barn
Redwood-hoop silo and a typical Minnesota gambrel-roofed, wood-frame barn.
Femco Farm No. 2
Two gambrel-roofed dairy barns connected by roofed corridor.
Zoar Moravian Church
Greek Revival-style home to one of Chaska's two Moravian congregations.
Den Svenska Evangeliska Lutherska Christdala Forsamlingen
Late Gothic Revival church built by Swedish immigrants.
Church of Sts. Joseph and Mary
Moses Posey and fellow Ojibwe parishioners built this church.
St. Cornelia's Episcopal Church
Gothic Revival church serving members of the Lower Sioux Agency's Dakota community.
St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church
Religious and social center for Duluth's Black community.
Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church
Wood-frame church with double onion dome, built by Russian homesteaders.
Church of the Sacred Heart
Neo-Baroque church built on basilica plan, with twin bell towers.
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