National Register of Historic Places listings in Carver County, Minnesota facts for kids
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Carver County, Minnesota. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Carver 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 34 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county. Many structures are built of local Chaska brick, which has a distinctive cream color. A supplementary list includes three additional sites that were formerly listed on the National Register.
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Location||City or town||Description|
|1||Emile Amblard Guest House||
|32–36 N. Vine St.
||Waconia||Circa-1900 lodging house, the best preserved building associated with Waconia's late-19th/early-20th-century resort industry and the only surviving building designed by primary Coney Island of the West promoter Emile Amblard.|
|2||Brinkhaus Saloon Livery Barn||
|112 W. 4th St.
||Chaska||A saloon's livery stable built c. 1875, a rare and well-preserved relic of Chaska's early businesses. Now houses the Chaska Historical Society.|
|3||Carver Historic District||
|Roughly bounded by Lime, 1st, Walnut, and 6th Sts.
||Carver||Well-preserved core of a Minnesota River town with about 100 contributing properties mostly built 1855–1880; Carver County's greatest concentration of historically and architecturally significant buildings.|
|4||Chaska Historical Marker||
|County Highway 61 near Edgehill Rd.
||Chaska||1938 example of the finely crafted early wayside rests developed by the Minnesota Department of Highways in National Park Service rustic style.|
|5||Church of St. Hubertus-Catholic||
|Great Plains Boulevard and W. 78th St.
||Chanhassen||1887 church from which a Franciscan brotherhood platted and grew the German Catholic settlement that became Chanhassen.|
|6||Coney Island of the West||
|Lake Waconia off Minnesota Highway 5
||Waconia||31-acre (13 ha) island with the ruins of hotels, cottages, and parks; one of Minnesota's most popular early resort destinations from the 1880s to the 1920s.|
|7||Frederick E. DuToit House||
|121 Hickory St.
||Chaska||c. 1870 house of Frederick E. DuToit (1844–1922), newspaper publisher, politician, and a second-generation member of an influential family credited with much of Chaska's commercial growth.|
|105 Elm St.
||Chaska||Well-preserved Queen Anne house built c. 1900, the most architecturally significant building in a city that did not usually represent specific architectural styles.|
|9||Frederick Greiner House||
|319 E. 3rd St.
||Chaska||Well-preserved house built c. 1870 by a hotel proprietor also long involved in local politics, one of Chaska's earliest businessmen and public officials.|
|10||Wendelin Grimm Farmstead||
|Off County Highway 11 in Carver Park Reserve
||Victoria vicinity||160-acre (65 ha) farmstead with an 1876 house, where German immigrant Wendelin Grimm (1818–1890) developed the first alfalfa that could withstand North American winters. Now a Three Rivers Park District educational facility.|
|11||Philip Guettler House||
|Adams and Mill Sts.
||Cologne||1902 house of the second-generation owner of a mill established in 1880, Cologne's earliest, largest, and longest-running industry.|
|12||J. Carsten and Magaretha Harms Farmhouse||
|1110 Cty. Rd. 152 (Benton Township)
||Cologne vicinity||1878 farmhouse whose history and Chaska brick architecture represent German immigrant settlement of the upper Minnesota River Valley.|
|13||Jacob Hebeisen Hardware Store||
|Railroad and Maria Sts.
||Hamburg||1907 building housing a hardware store that became a consumer cooperative in 1919, illustrating a significant movement in Minnesota that led to advances in agriculture, commerce, milling, and mining, and set the stage for the development of labor unions.|
|14||Jacob Hebeisen House||
|Off County Highway 50
||Hamburg||1884 house expanded in 1900, noted for its local architectural prominence and association with a leading merchant. Likely demolished (see talk page).|
|15||Albertine and Fred Heck House||
|8941 Audubon Rd.
||Chanhassen||Farmhouse built c. 1895 of Chaska brick, a representative of a major local industry that produced distinctive cream-colored bricks that saw wide commercial and utilitarian use but only appear in houses in the immediate area.|
|123 W. 2nd St.
||Chaska||1871 newspaper office and the adjacent building it later expanded into, the long-serving home of the Chaska Herald published by the locally influential DuToit family.|
|17||King Oscar's Settlement||
|County Highway 40
||Carver vicinity||Well-preserved religious complex of Carver County's first Swedish American settlement, later known as East Union, with an 1865 caretaker's cottage, 1866 church, 1874 parsonage, park, cemetery, and a parish hall out of which grew Gustavus Adolphus College.|
|18||John Knotz House||
|Paul and Mill Sts.
||Cologne||1905 house and carriage house of John Knotz, a long-serving doctor employed by the railroads, and his wife Rosa Partoll Knotz, an early local women's rights advocate who served three terms as Cologne's mayor in the 1920s.|
|19||Laketown Moravian Brethren's Church||
|County Highway 11
||Victoria||1878 church, a well-preserved example of rural vernacular religious architecture, marking a transition between the spartan frame designs of Carver County's earliest churches and its elaborate later churches of brick.|
|20||E. H. Lewis House||
|321 W. 2nd St.
||Chaska||c. 1870 house with well-preserved design features, owned successively by the Faber family (responsible for many of Chaska's commercial endeavors) and prominent local doctor E.H. Lewis.|
|21||Charles Maiser House||
|16 W. Main St.
||Waconia||c. 1875 house inhabited by an owner of a mill that operated 1884–1967, a prominent architectural presence on Waconia's main street and a symbol of its important milling industry.|
|22||Mock Cigar Factory and House||
|48 W. Main St.
||Waconia||c. 1875 cigar factory and adjacent owner's house, a prominent architectural presence on Waconia's main street and the best-preserved buildings associated with its early industries.|
|23||Paul Mohrbacher House||
|102 Paul Ave., S.
||Cologne||Locally prominent house built c. 1880 by town founder and civic leader Paul Mohrbacher, who maintained a lifelong involvement in Cologne's commerce and industry.|
|24||Norwood Methodist Episcopal Church||
|Hill and Union Sts.
||Norwood Young America||1876 church noted for its distinctive architectural embellishments and connection to town founder James Slocum, Jr., who financed and built it.|
|25||Andrew Peterson Farmstead||
|Northeast of Waconia on Minnesota Highway 5
||Waconia vicinity||Farmstead with five structures associated with Swedish immigrant Andrew Peterson (1818–1898), whose 43-year diary posthumously became a major inspiration for The Emigrants novels by author Vilhelm Moberg in the 1940s and 50s.|
|26||Johann Schimmelpfennig Farmstead||
|Off U.S. Route 212
||Norwood Young America vicinity||Farmstead significant for retaining structures that illustrate the typical development of Carver County farms, with three 1856 log buildings from the subsistence agriculture period, an 1870s farmhouse expansion due to growing fortunes, and a 1909 barn from a shift to livestock and dairy farming.|
|27||Simons Building and Livery Barn||
|123 W. 3rd St.
||Chaska||1888 saloon/hotel (expanded with living quarters in the 1890s) and adjacent livery stable, some of Chaska's best surviving examples of early commercial architecture and 1880s commercial/residential buildings.|
|28||Waconia City Hall||
|9 W. 1st St.
||Waconia||1909 multipurpose municipal building that housed Waconia's government offices, fire department, library, senior center, and meeting hall; noted as a center of community activity and for its locally unique architecture.|
|29||Walnut Street Historic District||
|Roughly around Walnut, 2nd, Chestnut, and 6th Sts.
||Chaska||Concentration of well-preserved structures ranging from Native American burial mounds to commercial, industrial, residential, and religious buildings, reflecting Chaska's past from prehistory to 1920.|
|30||West Main Street Houses||
|417, 429, and 453 W. Main St.
||Waconia||Three houses built in 1896, 1898, and 1903; well-preserved examples of 19th-century residential design produced by local craftsmen.|
|15820 Market Ave.
||Cologne vicinity||Religious complex of Carver County's first Swedish American settlement, with an 1868 church and freestanding 1905 parish hall featuring elements of rural Swedish parochial architecture.|
|Elm and Hazel Sts.
||Norwood Young America||c. 1890 saloon with attached living quarters, Norwood's oldest and best preserved drinking establishment and a prominent feature of its downtown.|
|33||Young America City Hall||
|102 2nd Ave., S.
||Norwood Young America||1909 city hall, the best preserved example of Carver County's monumental early municipal buildings and a prominent Young America landmark long host to its city government. Now a private residence.|
|34||Zoar Moravian Church||
|County Highway 10 near Waconia
||Waconia vicinity||Largely unaltered 1863 church, the only surviving example of three built by Carver County's early Moravian Church adherents.|
|Name on the Register||Image||Date listed||Date removed||Location||City or town||Summary|
|1||Chanhassen Township Hall||
||Great Plains Blvd. (original address)
Current coordinates are
|Chanhassen||1890 municipal hall. Moved in 1988.|
|2||Iltis Brewery and Ice House||
||597 Stoughton Ave.
||Chaska||Buildings of a brewery established in 1866, nominated as the last standing example of early Chaska's significant brewing industry. Fell into disrepair and demolished in 1989.|
|3||Kusske and Hahn Saloon||
||County Highway 23
||Mayer||1870 Italianate saloon. Delisted after significant alteration.|
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