Rudolph Latto House

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Rudolph Latto House
Rudolph Latto House.jpg
The Rudolph Latto House from the southeast
Rudolph Latto House is located in Minnesota
Rudolph Latto House
Location Hastings, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°44′22.3″N 92°51′1.4″W / 44.739528°N 92.850389°W / 44.739528; -92.850389Coordinates: 44°44′22.3″N 92°51′1.4″W / 44.739528°N 92.850389°W / 44.739528; -92.850389
Area Less than 1 acre
Built 1880–81
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Italianate/Eastlake
NRHP Reference # 78001530[1]
Added to NRHP May 23, 1978

The Rudolph Latto House is a historic house in Hastings, Minnesota, United States, built 1880–1881. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for local significance in architecture for its transitional Italianate/Eastlake design.[2] It was built in white Chaska brick.


Rudolph Latto was a German immigrant who arrived in Hastings in 1856 and rose from poverty to wealth as a brewer, banker, hotelier, and grocer, affording him the means to build his grand home. Upon its completion in 1881 it also served as a gathering place for Germans in the area. When Latto and his wife died without issue, they donated the building to the city for use as a hospital. It served as such 1914–1949, then was used as a nursing home from 1949 to 1985. With the building by then in need of major restoration, the Hastings government approved its sale to a private party. The new owners completed a restoration and reopened the house in 1989 as a bed and breakfast inn. The same owners had previously converted the nearby Thompson-Fasbender House into a bed and breakfast.[3] After an ownership change, the Latto House is now The Historic Inn on Ramsey Street.[4]

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  1. ^ Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Landis, Michael; Hazel Jacobsen (1977-08-10). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory--Nomination Form: Latto, Rudolph, House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Rudolph Latto House/Latto Hospital". Dakota County Historical Society. 2013. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  4. ^ "A Brief History". Historic Inn on Ramsey. 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 

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