National Register of Historic Places listings in Waseca County, Minnesota

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Waseca County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Waseca 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.

Location of Waseca County in Minnesota

There are 12 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. A supplementary list includes one additional site that was formerly on the National Register.


          This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted May 20, 2022.[1]

Current listingsEdit

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[2] Name on the Register Image Date listed[3] Location City or town Description
1 W. J. Armstrong Company Wholesale Grocers August 19, 1982
(#82003067)
202 2nd St., SW.
44°04′35″N 93°30′33″W / 44.076402°N 93.509237°W / 44.076402; -93.509237 (W. J. Armstrong Company Wholesale Grocers)
Waseca Trackside warehouse built circa 1900, the best preserved building associated with Waseca's economic development as a rail transportation hub.[4]
2 John W. Aughenbaugh House August 24, 1982
(#82003068)
831 3rd Ave., NE.
44°04′45″N 93°29′41″W / 44.079304°N 93.494744°W / 44.079304; -93.494744 (John W. Aughenbaugh House)
Waseca Waseca's most architecturally prominent house associated with the local milling industry, built in 1897.[5]
3 Philo C. Bailey House November 25, 1994
(#94001384)
401 2nd Ave. NE.
44°04′43″N 93°30′11″W / 44.078652°N 93.50296°W / 44.078652; -93.50296 (Philo C. Bailey House)
Waseca House occupied 1872–1907 by a local pioneer, businessman, politician, and civic leader (1828–1907) involved in an unusually wide range of activities during Waseca's early development.[6] Now houses the research library of the Waseca County Historical Society.[7]
4 Hofmann Apiaries January 19, 2016
(#15000982)
4661 420th Ave.
44°10′04″N 93°40′25″W / 44.167778°N 93.673611°W / 44.167778; -93.673611 (Hofmann Apiaries)
Janesville Unusually intact apiary with ten contributing properties from the period 1907–1933; one of the Upper Midwest's leading honey producers and widely recognized for its innovative beekeeping and processing techniques.[8]
5 Janesville Free Public Library August 19, 1982
(#82003065)
102 W. 2nd St.
44°07′03″N 93°42′28″W / 44.117501°N 93.707882°W / 44.117501; -93.707882 (Janesville Free Public Library)
Janesville Well-preserved 1912 example of a Carnegie library; also noted for its Neoclassical architecture.[9]
6 Seha Sorghum Mill June 4, 1979
(#79003718)
County Highway 5
44°11′38″N 93°39′00″W / 44.193801°N 93.650032°W / 44.193801; -93.650032 (Seha Sorghum Mill)
Janesville vicinity Minnesota's only surviving sorghum syrup mill, active circa 1904–1956, and a symbol of the region's agriculture and industry.[10]
7 Strangers Refuge Lodge Number 74, IOOF July 12, 2006
(#06000601)
119 S. Broadway Ave.
43°53′36″N 93°29′37″W / 43.893445°N 93.493524°W / 43.893445; -93.493524 (Strangers Refuge Lodge Number 74, IOOF)
New Richland 1902 Independent Order of Odd Fellows hall, home of a large and important local fraternal organization and a key venue for a wide range of other groups and events.[11] Now houses the New Richland Public Library.
8 Vista Lutheran Church November 8, 1982
(#82000565)
North of New Richland off Minnesota Highway 13
43°57′26″N 93°27′57″W / 43.957236°N 93.465961°W / 43.957236; -93.465961 (Vista Lutheran Church)
New Richland vicinity 1908 church, the best preserved symbol of Waseca County's principal Swedish American settlement, established in 1857.[12]
9 Roscoe P. Ward House August 19, 1982
(#82003069)
804 E. Elm Ave.
44°04′38″N 93°29′47″W / 44.077173°N 93.496427°W / 44.077173; -93.496427 (Roscoe P. Ward House)
Waseca Prominent 1896 house of a local leader in politics and finance.[13]
10 Waseca Commercial Historic District January 10, 2020
(#100004864)
Centering on State St. between 3rd Ave. NE/NW and 2nd Ave. SE/SW; roughly bounded by 2nd St. NW/SW and the Canadian Pacific RR tracks
44°04′39″N 93°30′27″W / 44.077575°N 93.507448°W / 44.077575; -93.507448 (Waseca Commercial Historic District)
Waseca Four-block central business district crucial to the development and evolution of Waseca County's economy, with 54 contributing properties built 1875–1960.[14]
11 Waseca County Courthouse September 2, 1982
(#82003070)
307 N. State St.
44°04′47″N 93°30′28″W / 44.079816°N 93.507784°W / 44.079816; -93.507784 (Waseca County Courthouse)
Waseca 1897 courthouse, significant as the home of the county's government and for the role that achieving county seat status had on the development of the city.[15]
12 William R. Wolf House August 24, 1982
(#82003071)
522 2nd Ave., NE.
44°04′42″N 93°30′01″W / 44.07824°N 93.500371°W / 44.07824; -93.500371 (William R. Wolf House)
Waseca Waseca's best-preserved example—built circa 1895—of a successful merchant's house and of Queen Anne architecture.[16] Now a bed and breakfast.[17]

Former listingsEdit

[2] Name on the Register Image Date listedDate removed Location City or town Description
1 Seth S. Phelps Farmhouse October 21, 1982
(#82000564)
June 9, 1993 County Highway 2
Waseca vicinity 1869 Italianate farmhouse.[18] Demolished in the 1990s.[19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions", retrieved May 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Numbers represent an alphabetical 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. ^ Korsmo-Kennon, Peggy; Jan Brown (1982-05-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Armstrong, W.J., Company Wholesale Grocers". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Korsmo-Kennon, Peggy; Jan Brown (1982-05-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Aughenbaugh, W.J., House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Anderson, David C. (1994-04-28). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Bailey, Philo C., House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "History of the WCHS". Waseca County Historical Society. 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  8. ^ Zahn, Thomas R.; Bethany Gladhill; Peg Reilly (2015-06-02). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Hofmann Apiaries" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-12-31. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ Korsmo-Kennon, Peggy; Jan Brown (1982-05-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Janesville Free Public Library". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  10. ^ Frame III, Robert M. (1979-03-26). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Seha Sorghum Syrup Mill". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  11. ^ Anderson, David C. "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Strangers Refuge Lodge Number 74, IOOF". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  12. ^ Korsmo-Kennon, Peggy; Jan Brown (1982-05-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Vista Lutheran Church". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  13. ^ Korsmo-Kennon, Peggy; Jan Brown (1982-05-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Ward, R. Percy, House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  14. ^ Schmidt, Andrew; Molly Patterson-Lundgren (2019-08-09). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Waseca Commercial Historic District (PDF). Minnesota Department of Administration. Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  15. ^ Korsmo-Kennon, Peggy; Jan Brown (1982-05-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Waseca County Courthouse". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  16. ^ Korsmo-Kennon, Peggy; Jan Brown (1982-05-01). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Wolf, W.R., House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2013-07-30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  17. ^ "Pine Cone B&B". Discover Waseca Tourism. 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  18. ^ "Phelps, Seth S., Farmhouse (removed)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Archived from the original on 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-07-30.
  19. ^ "Waseca County National Register of Historic Places". Waseca County Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-07-30.

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