Saturday, August 26, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 26

August 26, 1912 – Proceedings to condemn for new state prison purposes 37 lots east of the present site in Stillwater were instituted by the attorney general in the district court today. It is recited in the petition that the board of control declared the lots necessary for prison purposes. It is understood that the residences of the warden and deputy will be located on part of the ground and these lots, with others formerly purchased will be used for lawn and park purposes and to prevent the erection of other than state buildings near the prison. It is asserted that a fair offer had been made to owners for the lots. H. H. Harrison owns 34 of them and F. S. Register the other three. The hearing on the application to appoint appraisers was deferred two weeks.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; August 27, 1912; p. 3.

Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain 2-21-2013, 
as long as acknowledgement included.


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