Sunday, December 11, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 11

December 11, 1979 The Simon Weldele House, a historic house in Delano, Minn., was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on this date for having local significance in the theme of architecture. Built in 1893, it was nominated as one of the few architecturally significant residences surviving in Delano, and a well-preserved example of the restrained Queen Anne houses once common in Wright County.

Weldele was born in 1860 in nearby Buffalo Township and moved to Delano, a growing railroad town, in 1884, where he opened a saloon. This house, constructed in 1893, was the first in Delano to have a hot water heater. Weldele is remembered for being active in civic and church affairs.

Simon Weldele House

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Dec. 11, 2016, 
as long as acknowledgement included.  


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