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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.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.

Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Emile Amblard Guest House
Emile Amblard Guest House
January 4, 1980
32–36 N. Vine St.
44°51′04″N 93°47′22″W / 44.851119°N 93.789465°W / 44.851119; -93.789465 (Emile Amblard Guest House)
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
Brinkhaus Saloon Livery Barn
January 4, 1980
112 W. 4th St.
44°47′15″N 93°36′07″W / 44.78739°N 93.601823°W / 44.78739; -93.601823 (Brinkhaus Saloon Livery Barn)
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
Carver Historic District
January 4, 1980
Roughly bounded by Lime, 1st, Walnut, and 6th Sts.
44°45′49″N 93°37′32″W / 44.763575°N 93.625638°W / 44.763575; -93.625638 (Carver Historic District)
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
Chaska Historical Marker
July 6, 2010
County Highway 61 near Edgehill Rd.
44°46′58″N 93°36′43″W / 44.782694°N 93.611889°W / 44.782694; -93.611889 (Chaska Historical Marker)
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
Church of St. Hubertus-Catholic
March 19, 1982
Great Plains Boulevard and W. 78th St.
44°51′43″N 93°31′51″W / 44.86189°N 93.530753°W / 44.86189; -93.530753 (Church of St. Hubertus-Catholic)
Chanhassen 1887 church from which a Franciscan brotherhood platted and grew the German Catholic settlement that became Chanhassen.
6 Coney Island of the West
Coney Island of the West
August 11, 1976
Lake Waconia off Minnesota Highway 5
44°51′40″N 93°47′01″W / 44.861111°N 93.783611°W / 44.861111; -93.783611 (Coney Island of the West)
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
Frederick E. DuToit House
January 4, 1980
121 Hickory St.
44°47′02″N 93°36′22″W / 44.783984°N 93.606195°W / 44.783984; -93.606195 (Frederick E. DuToit House)
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.
8 Eder-Baer House
Eder-Baer House
January 4, 1980
105 Elm St.
44°47′01″N 93°36′17″W / 44.783693°N 93.60472°W / 44.783693; -93.60472 (Eder-Baer House)
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
Frederick Greiner House
January 4, 1980
319 E. 3rd St.
44°47′14″N 93°35′49″W / 44.787289°N 93.596939°W / 44.787289; -93.596939 (Frederick Greiner House)
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
Wendelin Grimm Farmstead
December 30, 1974
Off County Highway 11 in Carver Park Reserve
44°53′05″N 93°43′01″W / 44.884791°N 93.716895°W / 44.884791; -93.716895 (Wendelin Grimm Farmstead)
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
Philip Guettler House
January 4, 1980
Adams and Mill Sts.
44°46′07″N 93°46′50″W / 44.768704°N 93.780496°W / 44.768704; -93.780496 (Philip Guettler House)
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
J. Carsten and Magaretha Harms Farmhouse
December 18, 2013
1110 Cty. Rd. 152 (Benton Township)
44°45′01″N 93°48′23″W / 44.750364°N 93.806469°W / 44.750364; -93.806469 (J. Carsten and Magaretha Harms Farmhouse)
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
Jacob Hebeisen Hardware Store
January 4, 1980
Railroad and Maria Sts.
44°43′59″N 93°58′03″W / 44.73301°N 93.967365°W / 44.73301; -93.967365 (Jacob Hebeisen Hardware Store)
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
Jacob Hebeisen House
January 4, 1980
Off County Highway 50
44°43′46″N 93°58′14″W / 44.729444°N 93.970556°W / 44.729444; -93.970556 (Jacob Hebeisen House)
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
Albertine and Fred Heck House
December 27, 2000
8941 Audubon Rd.
44°50′33″N 93°33′54″W / 44.842607°N 93.564919°W / 44.842607; -93.564919 (Albertine and Fred Heck House)
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.
16 Herald Block
Herald Block
January 4, 1980
123 W. 2nd St.
44°47′06″N 93°36′05″W / 44.784914°N 93.601505°W / 44.784914; -93.601505 (Herald Block)
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
King Oscar's Settlement
January 4, 1980
County Highway 40
44°43′45″N 93°40′30″W / 44.729121°N 93.675039°W / 44.729121; -93.675039 (King Oscar's Settlement)
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
John Knotz House
January 4, 1980
Paul and Mill Sts.
44°46′06″N 93°46′52″W / 44.768352°N 93.781094°W / 44.768352; -93.781094 (John Knotz House)
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
Laketown Moravian Brethren's Church
January 4, 1980
County Highway 11
44°52′08″N 93°40′39″W / 44.868846°N 93.677397°W / 44.868846; -93.677397 (Laketown Moravian Brethren's Church)
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
E. H. Lewis House
January 4, 1980
321 W. 2nd St.
44°47′04″N 93°36′15″W / 44.784346°N 93.604218°W / 44.784346; -93.604218 (E. H. Lewis House)
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
Charles Maiser House
January 4, 1980
16 W. Main St.
44°51′02″N 93°47′12″W / 44.8506°N 93.786658°W / 44.8506; -93.786658 (Charles Maiser House)
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
Mock Cigar Factory and House
January 4, 1980
48 W. Main St.
44°51′02″N 93°47′14″W / 44.850588°N 93.787301°W / 44.850588; -93.787301 (Mock Cigar Factory and House)
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
Paul Mohrbacher House
January 4, 1980
102 Paul Ave., S.
44°46′12″N 93°46′52″W / 44.770003°N 93.781223°W / 44.770003; -93.781223 (Paul Mohrbacher House)
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
Norwood Methodist Episcopal Church
January 4, 1980
Hill and Union Sts.
44°46′13″N 93°55′41″W / 44.770413°N 93.928012°W / 44.770413; -93.928012 (Norwood Methodist Episcopal Church)
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
Andrew Peterson Farmstead
October 11, 1979
Northeast of Waconia on Minnesota Highway 5
44°51′51″N 93°43′31″W / 44.864175°N 93.725207°W / 44.864175; -93.725207 (Andrew Peterson Farmstead)
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
Johann Schimmelpfennig Farmstead
January 4, 1980
Off U.S. Route 212
44°46′39″N 93°52′40″W / 44.777437°N 93.877688°W / 44.777437; -93.877688 (Johann Schimmelpfennig Farmstead)
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
Simons Building and Livery Barn
January 4, 1980
123 W. 3rd St.
44°47′09″N 93°36′07″W / 44.78593°N 93.601877°W / 44.78593; -93.601877 (Simons Building and Livery Barn)
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
Waconia City Hall
May 9, 1983
9 W. 1st St.
44°50′57″N 93°47′12″W / 44.849065°N 93.786614°W / 44.849065; -93.786614 (Waconia City Hall)
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
Walnut Street Historic District
January 4, 1980
Roughly around Walnut, 2nd, Chestnut, and 6th Sts.
44°47′12″N 93°35′57″W / 44.78658°N 93.599297°W / 44.78658; -93.599297 (Walnut Street Historic District)
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
West Main Street Houses
January 4, 1980
417, 429, and 453 W. Main St.
44°51′01″N 93°47′35″W / 44.850273°N 93.793041°W / 44.850273; -93.793041 (West Main Street Houses)
Waconia Three houses built in 1896, 1898, and 1903; well-preserved examples of 19th-century residential design produced by local craftsmen.
31 West Union
West Union
January 4, 1980
15820 Market Ave.
44°42′59″N 93°46′09″W / 44.716331°N 93.769282°W / 44.716331; -93.769282 (West Union)
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.
32 Winter Saloon
Winter Saloon
January 4, 1980
Elm and Hazel Sts.
44°46′04″N 93°55′40″W / 44.767755°N 93.92787°W / 44.767755; -93.92787 (Winter Saloon)
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
Young America City Hall
January 4, 1980
102 2nd Ave., S.
44°46′55″N 93°54′48″W / 44.782042°N 93.913277°W / 44.782042; -93.913277 (Young America City Hall)
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
Zoar Moravian Church
January 4, 1980
County Highway 10 near Waconia
44°49′07″N 93°43′51″W / 44.818521°N 93.730766°W / 44.818521; -93.730766 (Zoar Moravian Church)
Waconia vicinity Largely unaltered 1863 church, the only surviving example of three built by Carver County's early Moravian Church adherents.

Former listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Chanhassen Township Hall
Chanhassen Township Hall
January 4, 1980
March 28, 1990
Great Plains Blvd. (original address)
Current coordinates are

44°51′42″N 93°31′52″W / 44.861765°N 93.531022°W / 44.861765; -93.531022 (Chanhassen Township Hall)
Chanhassen 1890 municipal hall. Moved in 1988.
2 Iltis Brewery and Ice House
January 4, 1980
June 28, 1991
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
Kusske and Hahn Saloon
January 4, 1980
June 4, 2001
County Highway 23
44°53′54″N 93°53′23″W / 44.898289°N 93.889652°W / 44.898289; -93.889652 (Kusske and Hahn Saloon)
Mayer 1870 Italianate saloon. Delisted after significant alteration.
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