Saturday, August 15, 2015

On this Date in Minnesota History: August 15

August 15, 1985 – Built in 1913, the Merton S. Goodnow House in Hutchinson, Minn., was placed on the National Register of Historical Places on this date for its prairie style architecture. Designed by well-known architects Purcell and Elmslie, it was patterned after Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ladies Home Journal plan of 1906—“A fireproof home for $5000”. The entry with its Richardsonian arch is on the ground level. Wide overhanging roofs with dramatic beam ends press the building onto the site.

Goodnow House in Hutchinson, Minn.

Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Aug. 15, 2015,
as long as acknowledgement included. 


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