National Register of Historic Places listings in Olmsted County, Minnesota

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Location of Olmsted County in Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Olmsted County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in an online map.

There are 25 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including one National Historic Landmark. A supplementary list includes four additional sites that were formerly on the National Register. Many of the county's listings are associated with the Mayo Clinic, an influential hospital and medical research facility founded in 1889.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted July 3, 2014.[1]

Current listings[edit]


[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location City or town Description
1 Avalon Hotel
Avalon Hotel
March 19, 1982
(#82002992)
301 North Broadway
44°01′35″N 92°27′48″W / 44.026453°N 92.463291°W / 44.026453; -92.463291 (Avalon Hotel)
Rochester 1919 hotel, originally a kosher venue for Jewish travelers, that in 1944 became one of Rochester's few African American-owned and -oriented businesses prior to desegregation. Now the Avalon Music store.[4]
2 Dr. Donald C. Balfour House
Dr. Donald C. Balfour House
July 21, 2004
(#04000723)
427 6th Avenue, SW.
44°01′06″N 92°28′19″W / 44.018416°N 92.471858°W / 44.018416; -92.471858 (Dr. Donald C. Balfour House)
Rochester 1910 house of Mayo Clinic co-founder Dr. Donald Balfour.[5]
3 Benike Family Barn
Benike Family Barn
October 7, 2011
(#09000407)
5209 County Road 21 NE, Farmington Township
44°08′15″N 92°22′30″W / 44.137379°N 92.374927°W / 44.137379; -92.374927 (Benike Family Barn)
Elgin vicinity
4 John G. Bush House
John G. Bush House
July 2, 1980
(#80004531)
223 East Center Street
43°58′29″N 92°08′11″W / 43.974676°N 92.136428°W / 43.974676; -92.136428 (John G. Bush House)
Dover c. 1877 brick Italianate house of a successful merchant.[6]
5 Chateau Dodge Theatre
Chateau Dodge Theatre
July 17, 1980
(#80002098)
15 1st Street, SW.
44°01′22″N 92°27′50″W / 44.022803°N 92.463962°W / 44.022803; -92.463962 (Chateau Dodge Theatre)
Rochester 1927 Exotic Revival atmospheric theatre.[6]
6 Coan House
Coan House
July 2, 1980
(#80004532)
118 West 5th Street
43°59′04″N 92°14′00″W / 43.984368°N 92.23343°W / 43.984368; -92.23343 (Coan House)
Eyota c. 1888 brick Eastlake Movement house.[6]
7 Eyota Farmers Cooperative Creamery Association
Eyota Farmers Cooperative Creamery Association
July 2, 1980
(#80004533)
222 Washington Avenue, South
43°59′10″N 92°13′36″W / 43.986075°N 92.226798°W / 43.986075; -92.226798 (Eyota Farmers Cooperative Creamery Association)
Eyota 1924 brick creamery designed by Harold Crawford for a dairy cooperative.[6]
8 Frank's Ford Bridge
Frank's Ford Bridge
July 8, 1980
(#80004534)
County Road 121 over the South Branch of the Zumbro River
44°07′47″N 92°27′45″W / 44.129628°N 92.462584°W / 44.129628; -92.462584 (Frank's Ford Bridge)
Oronoco 1895 through truss bridge built by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.[6]
9 Christoph Krause Farmstead
Christoph Krause Farmstead
October 10, 1980
(#80002097)
County Highway 30
43°57′31″N 92°08′17″W / 43.958611°N 92.138056°W / 43.958611; -92.138056 (Christoph Krause Farmstead)
Dover 1870s farmstead with a brick Italianate farmhouse.[6]
10 Mayo Clinic Building
Mayo Clinic Building
August 4, 1969
(#69000075)
110 and 115 2nd Avenue, SW.
44°01′19″N 92°27′56″W / 44.02189°N 92.465548°W / 44.02189; -92.465548 (Mayo Clinic Building)
Rochester Also known as the Plummer Building, the 1928 headquarters of the influential Mayo Clinic.[7]
11 Dr. William J. Mayo House
Dr. William J. Mayo House
March 26, 1975
(#75001001)
701 4th Street, SW.
44°01′11″N 92°28′25″W / 44.019735°N 92.473748°W / 44.019735; -92.473748 (Dr. William J. Mayo House)
Rochester 1916 stone Tudor Revival mansion of Mayo Clinic co-founder Dr. William James Mayo. Later known as the Mayo Foundation House.[6][8]
12 Mayowood Historic District
Mayowood Historic District
September 22, 1970
(#70000306)
3720 Mayowood Road, SW.
43°59′40″N 92°31′09″W / 43.994536°N 92.519163°W / 43.994536; -92.519163 (Mayowood Historic District)
Rochester Estate of Mayo Clinic co-founder Dr. Charles Horace Mayo, including his 1911 mansion plus a lodge, farm, and greenhouse complex built 1908–1920s.[9]
13 Oronoco School
Oronoco School
July 2, 1980
(#80004536)
County Highway 18
44°09′43″N 92°32′02″W / 44.161972°N 92.533963°W / 44.161972; -92.533963 (Oronoco School)
Oronoco 1875 brick Italianate school.[6]
14 Pierce House
Pierce House
July 21, 1980
(#80002101)
426 2nd Avenue, SW.
44°01′06″N 92°27′56″W / 44.018363°N 92.465634°W / 44.018363; -92.465634 (Pierce House)
Rochester 1877 brick Italianate hotel.[6] Demolished June 5, 2007.[10]
15 Pill Hill Residential Historic District
Pill Hill Residential Historic District
November 29, 1990
(#85003768)
Roughly bounded by 3rd and 9th Streets and 7th and 10th Avenues, SW.
44°01′02″N 92°28′32″W / 44.0171°N 92.475545°W / 44.0171; -92.475545 (Pill Hill Residential Historic District)
Rochester Early-20th-century residential neighborhood where many Mayo Clinic doctors lived.[6]
16 Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge
Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge
October 10, 1980
(#80002102)
Off County Highway 1
43°52′12″N 92°23′04″W / 43.870078°N 92.384482°W / 43.870078; -92.384482 (Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge)
Stewartville Minnesota's oldest Masonic Lodge in continuous use, built in 1868.[11]
17 Henry S. Plummer House
Henry S. Plummer House
May 21, 1975
(#75001002)
1091 Plummer Lane
44°00′38″N 92°28′47″W / 44.010657°N 92.479789°W / 44.010657; -92.479789 (Henry S. Plummer House)
Rochester 1924 Tudor Revival mansion of Mayo Clinic co-founder Dr. Henry Stanley Plummer.[9] Now a city-owned art center and event venue.[12]
18 Rochester Armory
Rochester Armory
December 2, 1980
(#80004268)
121 North Broadway
44°01′31″N 92°27′49″W / 44.025139°N 92.463491°W / 44.025139; -92.463491 (Rochester Armory)
Rochester 1915 brick Romanesque Revival armory of the Minnesota National Guard.[6]
19 Rochester Public Library
Rochester Public Library
July 2, 1980
(#80004537)
226 2nd Street, SW.
44°01′17″N 92°28′01″W / 44.02134°N 92.466991°W / 44.02134; -92.466991 (Rochester Public Library)
Rochester 1937 Jacobean Revival library designed by Harold Crawford and built of Kasota limestone by the Public Works Administration.[6] Now the Mayo Medical School's Mitchell Student Center.[13]
20 St. Mary's Hospital Dairy Farmstead
St. Mary's Hospital Dairy Farmstead
July 2, 1980
(#80004538)
East of Rochester on County Highway 104
44°01′29″N 92°33′22″W / 44.024704°N 92.556085°W / 44.024704; -92.556085 (St. Mary's Hospital Dairy Farmstead)
Rochester 1923 dairy farm built to supply St. Mary's Hospital with pasteurized milk.[6]
21 George Stoppel Farmstead
George Stoppel Farmstead
May 12, 1975
(#75001000)
County Highways 25 and 122
44°00′29″N 92°30′36″W / 44.008045°N 92.509962°W / 44.008045; -92.509962 (George Stoppel Farmstead)
Rochester 1861 limestone house, barn, and two-story smokehouse.[9]
22 Toogood Barns
Toogood Barns
June 26, 1975
(#75001003)
Mayowood Road
44°00′01″N 92°28′21″W / 44.000194°N 92.472553°W / 44.000194; -92.472553 (Toogood Barns)
Rochester c. 1870 stone barns of Yankee farmer William F. Toogood.[6]
23 Viola Cooperative Creamery
Viola Cooperative Creamery
November 12, 1999
(#99001310)
10500 Viola Road, NE.
44°03′52″N 92°16′11″W / 44.064534°N 92.269599°W / 44.064534; -92.269599 (Viola Cooperative Creamery)
Viola 1924 brick creamery designed by Harold Crawford for a dairy cooperative.[6]
24 Milo White House
Milo White House
March 19, 1982
(#82002991)
122 Burr Oak Street
43°51′02″N 92°11′18″W / 43.850521°N 92.18836°W / 43.850521; -92.18836 (Milo White House)
Chatfield 1883 brick Queen Anne house of U.S. Representative Milo White.[6]
25 Timothy A. Whiting House
Timothy A. Whiting House
December 4, 1980
(#80004269)
225 1st Avenue, NW.
44°01′34″N 92°27′54″W / 44.026035°N 92.464898°W / 44.026035; -92.464898 (Timothy A. Whiting House)
Rochester 1875 frame Italianate house of a notable grain merchant.[6] Now the Heritage House museum.[14]

Former listings[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Chicago Great Western Railroad Company Depot
Chicago Great Western Railroad Company Depot
December 4, 1980
(#80004267)
November 13, 1987
88 S. Park Ave. and 130 S. Park Ave. (original address)
Current coordinates are

44°01′08″N 92°27′41″W / 44.018984°N 92.461361°W / 44.018984; -92.461361 (Chicago Great Western Railroad Company Depot)
Rochester 1900 Chicago Great Western Railway depot.[15] Moved in 1987.[6][16]
2 Cutting Barn Upload image
October 22, 1980
(#80002099)
May 4, 1984
3210 19th St. N.W.
Rochester 1868 barn.[17] Burned down in 1982.[6]
3 Hotel Zumbro Upload image
October 10, 1980
(#80002100)
March 28, 1988
101 1st Ave., S.W.
Rochester 1912 hotel.[18] Demolished in 1987.[6]
4 Charles H. Mayo House Upload image
July 2, 1980
(#80004535)
September 25, 1987
419 4th St., SW
Rochester 1903 house of Dr. Charles Horace Mayo.[19] Demolished in 1987.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on July 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  4. ^ Bluhm, Matthew; Maria Bartholdi (Jan–Feb 2012). "The Avalon Hotel - Paving the way for racial equality in Rochester". Rochester Women Magazine. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Balfour, Dr. Donald C., House". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3. 
  7. ^ "Mayo Clinic Building". National Historic Landmarks Program. National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  8. ^ "Houses: William J. Mayo House (Mayo Foundation House)". A Minnesota Sampler. Minnesota Historical Society. 2007. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  9. ^ a b c Hanson, Krista Finstad (2007). Minnesota Open House: A Guide to Historic House Museums. St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press. ISBN 978-0-87351-577-1. 
  10. ^ Hansel, Jeff (2007-07-07). "130-year-old Maxwell House is no more". Post-Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.). 
  11. ^ "1850s/1860s: Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge". Getaways through the Years. Minnesota Historical Society. 2007. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  12. ^ "Plummer House of the Arts". City of Rochester, Minnesota. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  13. ^ "Campus Life". Mayo Medical School. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  14. ^ "Heritage House". Rochester, MN Convention & Visitors Bureau. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  15. ^ "Chicago Great Western Depot (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  16. ^ "About Us". Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  17. ^ "Cutting Barn (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  18. ^ "Hotel Zumbro (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  19. ^ "Mayo, Charles H., House (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 

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