Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence

The Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence is a historic house in Virginia, Minnesota, United States. It was built in 1910 to provide upscale quarters for the manager of the Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company, the largest lumber company in the area.[2] The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 for its local significance in the themes of industry and social history.[3] It was nominated for reflecting the social distance enforced between industry elites and laborers in the early 20th century. The city's working class population at the time was crowded into boarding houses and small cottages, and it was common for large companies to erect lavish residences for their managerial class in the belief that telegraphing class distinctions was essential for maintaining workforce discipline.[2]

Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence
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The Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence from the west
Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence is located in Minnesota
Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence
Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence is located in the United States
Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence
Location402–404 S. 5th Avenue, Virginia, Minnesota
Coordinates47°31′12.7″N 92°32′17.5″W / 47.520194°N 92.538194°W / 47.520194; -92.538194Coordinates: 47°31′12.7″N 92°32′17.5″W / 47.520194°N 92.538194°W / 47.520194; -92.538194
AreaLess than one acre
Built1910
Built byVirginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company
Architectural styleBungalow/Craftsman, Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP reference No.80004361[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 18, 1980

The house has since been converted into a funeral home, with a one-story chapel wing built on to the north.[2] The nearby Virginia–Rainy Lake Lumber Company Office is also on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Skrief, Charles (1979-09-10). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: Lumber Mill Manager Residence". National Park Service. Retrieved 2018-06-19. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help) With three accompanying photos from 1979
  3. ^ "Virginia-Rainy Lake Lumber Company Manager's Residence". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2018-06-19.