Old Frontenac, Minnesota: It's History and Architecture

Old Frontenac, Minnesota: It's History and Architecture

by Ken Allsen
     
 

The entire village of Old Frontenac is snugly nestled in the National Register of Historic Places--a tribute to the frontier paradise cultivated under the patronage of the Garrard family. With the exception of the modern county road that serves the local residents, all the streets are still unpaved gravel. No streetlights or visible utilities mar the overall

Overview


The entire village of Old Frontenac is snugly nestled in the National Register of Historic Places--a tribute to the frontier paradise cultivated under the patronage of the Garrard family. With the exception of the modern county road that serves the local residents, all the streets are still unpaved gravel. No streetlights or visible utilities mar the overall impression of an untouched early settlement. No commercial businesses are in the village. As we enter the twenty-first century, the nineteenth-century buildings of Old Frontenac remain virtually untouched by the heavy-handed development that has so recently decimated other historical areas. It is hoped that this little time capsule of Minnesota's architectural history, occupied by preservation-minded owners, will survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596295070
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,259,978
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Ken Allsen has had a life-long love affair with architecture and its history. He resides in Rochester, Minnesota, with his wife, Nancy.

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