National Register of Historic Places listings in Le Sueur County, Minnesota

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Location of Le Sueur County in Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Le Sueur County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Le Sueur 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 26 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. A supplementary list includes two additional sites that were formerly on the National Register.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted July 13, 2018.[1]

Current listings[edit]

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[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location City or town Description
1 John R. Andrews House
John R. Andrews House
October 10, 1978
(#78003123)
County Highway 19
44°17′07″N 93°54′33″W / 44.285278°N 93.909167°W / 44.285278; -93.909167 (John R. Andrews House)
Kasota House purchased in 1874 by the founder of the Andrews Opera Company, a nationally famous, family-based troupe that toured widely in the late 19th century.[4] Likely demolished (see talk page).
2 Bridge No. 4846
Bridge No. 4846
February 17, 1981
(#81000681)
County Highway 102 over Minnesota Highway 22
(original location) Current coordinates are

44°15′59″N 93°53′54″W / 44.266342°N 93.898301°W / 44.266342; -93.898301 (Bridge No. 4846)
Kasota Minnesota's oldest surviving Pratt truss bridge, built in 1875 and relocated in 1929.[5] Moved again in 1984; now carries a trail in Lake Washington County Park.[6]
3 Broadway Bridge
Broadway Bridge
August 5, 1999
(#99000934)
Minnesota Highway 99 over the Minnesota River
44°19′29″N 93°57′11″W / 44.324719°N 93.953024°W / 44.324719; -93.953024 (Broadway Bridge)
Ottawa Township 1931 steel highway bridge built with two assymetrical trusses disguised by ornamental members to span a challenging site at a river bend.[7] Extends into Nicollet County.
4 Carson H. Cosgrove House
Carson H. Cosgrove House
March 15, 1982
(#82004694)
228 South Second Street
44°27′32″N 93°54′58″W / 44.458989°N 93.916108°W / 44.458989; -93.916108 (Carson H. Cosgrove House)
Le Sueur Elaborate and well-preserved house built circa 1895 for Carson Nesbit Cosgrove (1853–1936), a founder of the canned food company that grew into Green Giant.[8]
5 Arthur Dehn House
Arthur Dehn House
November 19, 1982
(#82000561)
Herbert Street
44°13′26″N 93°34′29″W / 44.223889°N 93.574722°W / 44.223889; -93.574722 (Arthur Dehn House)
Waterville Family home from 1914 to the 1960s of noted artist Adolf Dehn (1895–1968).[9] Listed under his father's name as Adolf was never a permanent resident. Likely demolished (see talk page).
6 Dodd Road Discontiguous District
Dodd Road Discontiguous District
June 12, 2003
(#03000520)
County Road 148 west of Cleveland; County Road 136 from MN 13 to Cordova
44°19′39″N 93°37′47″W / 44.327548°N 93.629823°W / 44.327548; -93.629823 (Dodd Road Discontiguous District)
Cleveland and Kilkenny vicinities Two segments of a privately funded road built between Mendota and St. Peter in 1853, a key transportation artery in early south-central Minnesota. A third segment lies in Rice County.[10]
7 Elysian Public School
Elysian Public School
February 17, 1981
(#81000677)
Northwest corner of NE Frank Avenue and NE Second Street
44°12′03″N 93°40′26″W / 44.200943°N 93.673806°W / 44.200943; -93.673806 (Elysian Public School)
Elysian Prominent 1895 school, a well-preserved example of Le Sueur County's turn-of-the-20th-century educational facilities. Now a museum.[11]
8 First National Bank
First National Bank
March 15, 1982
(#82004703)
112 East Main
44°32′36″N 93°34′35″W / 44.543427°N 93.576503°W / 44.543427; -93.576503 (First National Bank)
New Prague 1922 bank with a glazed terracotta façade, nominated as the area's most architecturally significant commercial building.[12]
9 Geldner Sawmill
Geldner Sawmill
June 11, 1975
(#75000991)
County Highway 13
44°16′29″N 93°44′38″W / 44.274799°N 93.743758°W / 44.274799; -93.743758 (Geldner Sawmill)
Cleveland vicinity Le Sueur County's last surviving early sawmill, built circa 1860 and moved to its current location in 1876.[13]
10 German Evangelical Salem Church
German Evangelical Salem Church
March 15, 1982
(#82004696)
County Road 156
44°29′08″N 93°47′19″W / 44.485549°N 93.788474°W / 44.485549; -93.788474 (German Evangelical Salem Church)
Le Sueur vicinity Rare surviving example of an early rural church built to anchor an ethnic farming community, constructed in 1870 to serve the German immigrants who settled northwest Le Sueur County.[14]
11 Hilltop Hall
Hilltop Hall
March 15, 1982
(#82004701)
206 North First Street
44°26′25″N 93°34′53″W / 44.440195°N 93.58142°W / 44.440195; -93.58142 (Hilltop Hall)
Montgomery Well-preserved example of the commercial buildings erected in the area's late-19th-century rail towns; constructed circa 1892 with an upper-floor event hall.[15]
12 Hotel Broz
Hotel Broz
March 15, 1982
(#82004704)
212 West Main
44°32′36″N 93°34′49″W / 44.543419°N 93.580274°W / 44.543419; -93.580274 (Hotel Broz)
New Prague 1898 hotel exemplifying the first-class accommodations that served to increase lodging, social space, and civic pride in the region's growing 19th-century communities.[16]
13 Kasota Township Hall
Kasota Township Hall
February 17, 1981
(#81000679)
Hill and Rice Streets
44°17′32″N 93°57′55″W / 44.292348°N 93.96524°W / 44.292348; -93.96524 (Kasota Township Hall)
Kasota Unusual example of a late-19th-century township hall, constructed in 1888 as a substantial, purpose-built structure in a population center rather than the typical approach of occupying an old schoolhouse or other existing structure in the countryside.[17]
14 Kasota Village Hall
Kasota Village Hall
February 17, 1981
(#81000680)
Cherry and Webster Streets
44°17′29″N 93°58′00″W / 44.291317°N 93.966747°W / 44.291317; -93.966747 (Kasota Village Hall)
Kasota 1898 village hall built during Kasota's peak as a major quarrying center, and representative of Minnesota's late-19th/early-20th-century municipal architecture.[18]
15 Le Sueur County Courthouse and Jail
Le Sueur County Courthouse and Jail
February 17, 1981
(#81000682)
88 South Park Avenue and 130 South Park Avenue
44°23′18″N 93°43′56″W / 44.388198°N 93.732093°W / 44.388198; -93.732093 (Le Sueur County Courthouse and Jail)
Le Center 1896 courthouse and 1914 jail, local landmarks representative of Le Sueur County's government and the origin of Le Center as a purpose-built county seat.[19]
16 Dr. William W. Mayo House
Dr. William W. Mayo House
November 25, 1969
(#69000074)
118 North Main Street
44°27′44″N 93°54′54″W / 44.462136°N 93.915108°W / 44.462136; -93.915108 (Dr. William W. Mayo House)
Le Sueur 1859 home and clinic of Dr. William Worrall Mayo (1819–1911), who went on to found the Mayo Clinic with his sons.[20] Now a Minnesota Historical Society museum.[21]
17 Methodist Episcopal Church
Methodist Episcopal Church
March 15, 1982
(#82004697)
Liberty and Whittier Streets
44°23′03″N 93°56′53″W / 44.384033°N 93.947958°W / 44.384033; -93.947958 (Methodist Episcopal Church)
Ottawa 1859 limestone Greek Revival church.[22] Also known as the Little Stone Church.
18 Needham-Hayes House
Needham-Hayes House
March 15, 1982
(#82004698)
Off Railroad Street
44°22′57″N 93°56′38″W / 44.382459°N 93.943845°W / 44.382459; -93.943845 (Needham-Hayes House)
Le Sueur Unusually large and eclectically designed house built circa 1870 for early settler Charles Needham, who became a prosperous businessman and leading local citizen.[23]
19 Ottawa Township Hall
Ottawa Township Hall
March 15, 1982
(#82004705)
Buchanan and Bryant Streets
44°23′00″N 93°56′47″W / 44.38335°N 93.9463°W / 44.38335; -93.9463 (Ottawa Township Hall)
Ottawa 1860 limestone Greek Revival municipal hall.[24]
20 John Rinshed House
John Rinshed House
March 15, 1982
(#82004707)
Sumner and Whittier Streets
44°22′56″N 93°56′53″W / 44.382312°N 93.947958°W / 44.382312; -93.947958 (John Rinshed House)
Ottawa 1870 limestone house.[25]
21 Charles Schwartz House and Barn
Charles Schwartz House and Barn
March 15, 1982
(#82004708)
Off County Highway 23
44°23′36″N 93°56′53″W / 44.393358°N 93.948174°W / 44.393358; -93.948174 (Charles Schwartz House and Barn)
Ottawa 1870 limestone house and barn.[26]
22 Smith-Cosgrove House
Smith-Cosgrove House
March 15, 1982
(#82004700)
228 South Main Street
44°27′34″N 93°55′02″W / 44.45952°N 93.917342°W / 44.45952; -93.917342 (Smith-Cosgrove House)
Le Sueur One of Le Sueur County's most architecturally distinctive residences, a Second Empire house built circa 1878 for banker Edson Smith and later owned by merchant James A. Cosgrove, two prominent local businessmen.[27]
23 George W. Taylor House
George W. Taylor House
September 5, 1975
(#75000992)
103 South Second Street
44°27′38″N 93°54′51″W / 44.460563°N 93.914039°W / 44.460563; -93.914039 (George W. Taylor House)
Le Sueur One of Minnesota's finest surviving Eastlake Movement houses, built in 1890 for prominent businessman George W. Taylor (b. 1841).[28]
24 Trinity Chapel-Episcopal
Trinity Chapel-Episcopal
March 15, 1982
(#82004695)
Sumner and Exchange Streets
44°22′56″N 93°56′58″W / 44.382172°N 93.949543°W / 44.382172; -93.949543 (Trinity Chapel-Episcopal)
Ottawa 1861 limestone Gothic Revival chapel.[29]
25 Union Hotel
Union Hotel
March 15, 1982
(#82004709)
201 Paquin Street, East
44°13′05″N 93°34′03″W / 44.217942°N 93.567554°W / 44.217942; -93.567554 (Union Hotel)
Waterville 1888 hotel expanded circa 1895, associated with Watertown's key period of growth as a rail-served business and vacation destination.[30]
26 Westerman Lumber Office and House
Westerman Lumber Office and House
March 15, 1982
(#82004702)
201 South First Street
44°26′15″N 93°34′51″W / 44.437611°N 93.580919°W / 44.437611; -93.580919 (Westerman Lumber Office and House)
Montgomery Headquarters of a major regional lumber company founded in 1889, with an 1895 residential addition and cladding representative of the area's 19th-century brick buildings.[31]

Former listings[edit]

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listedDate removed Location City or town Summary
1 Elysian Water Tower
Elysian Water Tower
February 17, 1981
(#81000678)
April 26, 1993 Frank Street
Elysian 1895 water tower. Demolished in 1989 to make way for a modern replacement.[32]
2 David Patten Farmhouse Upload image March 15, 1982
(#82004706)
January 15, 2003 Liberty Street
Ottawa 1863 limestone house.[33] Demolished in 2002.[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on July 13, 2018.
  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. ^ Spaeth, Lynne VanBrocklin (1977-06-22). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form: Andrews House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  5. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Bridge #4846(1)". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  6. ^ Gardner, Denis (2008). Wood, Concrete, Stone, and Steel: Minnesota's Historic Bridges. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. p. 185. ISBN 9780816646661. 
  7. ^ Hess, Jeffrey A. (September 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Broadway Bridge". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  8. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Cosgrove, C.N., House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  9. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Dehn House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  10. ^ Godfrey, Anthony (2002-09-30). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Dodd Road" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  11. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Elysian Public School". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  12. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: First National Bank". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  13. ^ Nelson, Charles W. (1975-02-24). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form: Geldner Sawmill". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 
  14. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: German Evangelical Salem Church". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  15. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Hilltop Hall". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  16. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Hotel Broz". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  17. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Kasota Town Hall". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  18. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Kasota Village Hall". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  19. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: LeSueur County Courthouse and Jail". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  20. ^ Grossman, John F. (1969-07-30). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: The Mayo (Dr. William W.) House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  21. ^ "W.W. Mayo House". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  22. ^ "Ottawa Stone Buildings: Methodist Episcopal Church". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  23. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Needham-Hayes House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  24. ^ "Ottawa Stone Buildings: Ottawa Township Hall". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  25. ^ "Ottawa Stone Buildings: Rinshed, John, House". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  26. ^ "Ottawa Stone Buildings: Schwartz, Charles, House and Barn". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  27. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Smith-Cosgrove House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  28. ^ Nelson, Charles W. (1975-05-02). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form: Taylor, George W., House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  29. ^ "Ottawa Stone Buildings: Trinity Chapel (Episcopal)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  30. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Union Hotel". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  31. ^ Bloomberg, Britta (August 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Westerman Lumber Office and House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  32. ^ El-Hai, Jack (2000). Lost Minnesota: Stories of Vanished Places. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 0816635153. 
  33. ^ "Ottawa Stone Buildings: David Patten, House (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  34. ^ "Changes to the National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota, 2003-2010". Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 

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