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Heritage Preservation Commission

  • The City Council declared as a matter of public policy that the preservation, protection, perpetuation and use of areas, places, buildings, structures, and other objects having special historical interest or value is a public necessity, and is required in the interest of the health, safety, welfare and prosperity of the people of Lanesboro the purpose of creating the sites and committee are as follows:
  • Safeguard the heritage of the City of Lanesboro by preserving sites and structures which reflect elements of the city's cultural, social, economic, political, visual or architectural history.
  • Protect and enhance the City of Lanesboro's appeal to residents, visitors and tourists, and serve as a support and stimulus to business and industry.
  • Foster civic pride in the beauty and notable accomplishments of the past.
  • Promote the preservation and continued use of historic sites and structures for the education and general welfare of the people of the City of Lanesboro.
  • The Council established a Commission of five members that are appointed by the City Council. The Commission's responsibilities consist of monitoring the current registered heritage preservation buildings for reconstruction, changes and consistencies; recommending additions of properties to the list of heritage preservation buildings; educating the public with respect to the civic and architectural heritage of the City; to work with the Planning & Zoning Commission for approval of site changes and to fulfill all state requirements for having a Heritage Preservation District.

Board Members: Jason Resseman, Lori Bakke, Kate O'Neary, and Sara Xavier

Committee Application Form (PDF)

Historic Preservation Meetings are held Quartly the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm.

Lanesboro Historic District 2017

Lanesboro Guidelines 2012(PDF)

Contributing Properties

Lanesboro Stone Dam    Lanesboro Power Station
C.M. & St. P. Railroad Bridges    401 Parkway Avenue South
105 Parkway Avenue South    200 Parkway Avenue South
102 Parkway Avenue South    100 Parkway Avenue South
103 Elmwood Street East    101 Parkway Avenue North
103 Parkway Avenue North    105 Parkway Avenue North
107 Parkway Avenue North    109 Parkway Avenue North
111 Parkway Avenue North    113 Parkway Avenue North
115 Parkway Avenue North    117 Parkway Avenue North
119 Parkway Avenue North    121 Parkway Avenue North
111 Coffee Street East    107 Cofee Street East
105 Coffee Street East    118 Parkway Avenue North
116 Parkway Avenue North    114 Parkway Avenue North
108 Parkway Avenue North    100 Parkway Avenue North
100 Coffee Street East    201 Parkway Avenue North
204 Parkway Avenue North    206 Parkway Avenue North
100 Beacon Street East    708 Parkway Avenue South

1996 Heritage Preservation Commission approved the following sites as Heritage Preservation sites:

The Cady Hayes House 500 Calhoun Avenue South
The Victorian House 709 Parkway Avenue South
The Scandinavian House 701 Kenilworth Avenue South
The Galligan House 706 Parkway Avenue South
The Isaac Vickerman House 600 Calhoun Avenue South
The Olaf Habberstad House 706 Fillmore Avenue South
The A.J. Lund House 109 Kenilworth Avenue North
The Anna Vickerman House 507 Fillmore Avenue South

Additional Resources:

1982 Nomination (PDF)

1982 Nomination Photos (PDF)

1990 Historic Sites Survey Final Report and Recommendations (PDF)

1992 Heritage Preservation Plan (PDF)

2017 Nomination (PDF)


National Register of Historic Places Website

National Park Service Website

Minnesota Historical Society Website

**Meeting minutes are not official, and therefore can not be posted, until the governing board approves them at the following meeting**





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