Historic Southern Minnesota Home from 1855 Could Soon be Demolished
A home in southern Minnesota could soon meet the wrecking ball if no one swoops in to save it. And it's a historical home, too, that dates back to 1855! The problem is, time is running out to save this historical piece of property that's located in Faribault, Minnesota.
I would absolutely love to get a fixer-upper kind of home someday. I'd be able to do all of the projects I see on HGTV and I'd be able to put my own spin on the place. That's exactly what you could do with this 1,300-square-foot house! However, the house does need to be moved.
This home goes back to 1855, so it was around when Faribault became an official town. I read from MPR that the place supposedly was originally a store and then it was a brewery. Last year, in October 2021, they attempted to auction off the place but no one bid on it.
Yes, it would be a huge project, but apparently, the whole place is already gutted, so it's ready for someone to start right away on renovations. The biggest issue, though, is the fact that it needs to be moved. In a statement from Rice County, they say that the home is on a "very small lot that has no street access and no space for a driveway."
If you're interested in the home, or if an individual or group that you know is interested, you have until Friday, May 6th at 4 PM to submit a proposal. You can email your proposal to Denise Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the county's request for proposal, they estimate that the cost to move the house, renovate, and restore it would cost about $600,000. So if you have the means, this would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history.
On the topic of historic places, if you keep scrolling you can check out pictures of a historic castle that's in Minnesota where you can spend the night.