Historic house tour set for Saturday

Photo Courtesy of Washington County Historical Society
One of four historic homes that are on the Washington County Historical Society’s annual Stillwater Historic Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 and available at the Warden’s House Museum.

The Washington County Historical Society holds its annual Stillwater Historic Homes Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s tour has four distinct homes spanning more than a half a century. The Warden’s House, built while Minnesota was still a territory, is one of the oldest homes in Stillwater. The Austin Jenks Home on South Fifth Street was constructed in 1880 of local brick. The Aurora Staples Inn was built during the height of the lumber boom by one of the most well known lumber barons in the Midwest, and the Demeter Kalinoff House on South Second Street was constructed in 1913.

“These houses show the transformation of Stillwater, from a rough and tough lumber town to a more gentle river city,” said Brent Peterson, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society. “The differences really put you in the timeline of the history of Stillwater and show the beauty of each era.”

Tickets are $15 and available Saturday at the Warden’s House Museum, 602 North Main St. For more information contact the Historical Society at 651-439-5956 or visit their website.

  • Thomas Vaughan

    House was likely built before 1880. National Register lists as 1871. A Ruger map of 1879 shows house.

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