Emil J. Oberhoffer House

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Emil J. Oberhoffer House
The lake-front home in 2008
Emil J. Oberhoffer House is located in Minnesota
Emil J. Oberhoffer House
Emil J. Oberhoffer House is located in the US
Emil J. Oberhoffer House
Location Lakeville, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°42′10″N 93°19′1″W / 44.70278°N 93.31694°W / 44.70278; -93.31694Coordinates: 44°42′10″N 93°19′1″W / 44.70278°N 93.31694°W / 44.70278; -93.31694
Built 1914
Architect Paul Haugen & Newstrom
Architectural style Prairie School
NRHP reference # 79001232[1]
Added to NRHP December 31, 1979

The Emil J. Oberhoffer House overlooks Orchard Lake in Lakeville, Minnesota. Emil Oberhoffer was the first conductor and founder of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. The home was designed by Paul Haugen who worked for Purcell and Elmslie, an architectural firm known for its renditions of Prairie School architecture. Later the home belonged to the parents of golfer Patty Berg.[2][3]

Architect Paul Haugen began his architectural career as an apprentice in Fargo, North Dakota. After moving to Minneapolis, he was influenced by the Prairie School style of architecture and ornamentation. This home was designed while he was on his own for a brief period of time around 1913. During that time he designed several residences and a school in Burnsville.[4]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3. 
  3. ^ "Historic Sites:Lakeville". Dakota County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Northwest Architectural Archives". University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2008-12-03.