Byron Howes House

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Byron Howes House
Byron Howes House 2015.jpg
The Byron Howes House from the southeast
Location 718 Vermillion St.
Hastings, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°44′18.7″N 92°51′12″W / 44.738528°N 92.85333°W / 44.738528; -92.85333Coordinates: 44°44′18.7″N 92°51′12″W / 44.738528°N 92.85333°W / 44.738528; -92.85333
Built 1868
Architectural style Italian Villa
NRHP Reference # 78001529 [1]
Added to NRHP June 15, 1978

The Byron Howes House, also known as the Howes-Graus House, is a historic house in Hastings, Minnesota, United States. The house was built in 1868 in the Italianate style by Byron Howes, an early resident of Hastings. The Italianate style was being popularized by Andrew Jackson Downing around the time. Byron Howes helped to establish two banks, one in Hastings and one in St. Paul. He also served as a deputy county treasurer and held other public offices in Hastings.

The house was later purchased by Wendel Graus, a businessman involved in hardware and lumber businesses. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[2]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2006-03-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Historic Sites: Hastings". Dakota County Historical Society. Retrieved 2007-03-12.