Preservation Initiatives

  1. Preserving St Cloud Newsletter
  2. Historic Properties Seminar
  3. Historic Downtown History Hunt
Preserving St. Cloud Newsletter
The HPC distributes an annual preservation newsletter to property owners in St. Cloud's 4 local historic districts. The newsletter contains information regarding preservation-ralated activities in St. Cloud.
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Century Homes Recognition Program
The annual Century Homes Recognition Program was established in 1998 to recognize homeowners that have maintained their 100+ year old homes' original architectural character.  To date, the HPC has accepted 75 homes as Century Homes.  Applications are  available in early summer (June/July) of each year.
Century Homes Recognition Program

2015 Century Home Recipients
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126 14th Ave N
315 14th Ave N
709 13th Ave S
126 19.5 Ave S
822 7th Ave N
217 14th Ave N
Annual Heritage Preservation Awards Program
Beginning in 2008, the HPC annually recognizes projects individuals and organizations that enhance and celebrate St. Cloud's historic resources.
  1. 2015 Recipients
  2. 2014 Recipients
  3. 2013 Recipients
  4. 2012 Recipients
  5. 2011 Recipients
  6. 2010 Recipients
  7. 2008 Recipients
The Friedrich Family - George Friedrich Park
The site of one of the original granite quarries in St. Cloud, George Friedrich Park operated as a recreational gathering space, natural escape and an outdoor classroom from the 1930’s until its closure in the 1970’s.  Renowned Biology Professor George Friedrich extensively used the park as a teaching tool for his students, planting trees and educating students about nature and conservation practices during his tenure from 1921 to 1950. At his recommendation, St. Cloud State University purchased the property and made it a park.  Professor Friedrich also served on the City’s Park Board and was appointed to the Minnesota State Board of Conservation in the 1930’s. The park is set to reopen to visitors due to a land swap arrangement between the City of St. Cloud and St. Cloud State University.

Dr. Louis & Barbara Foote - Majerus House at 404 9th Avenue South
One of the oldest homes in the Southside University Neighborhood, the Majerus House was built in 1891 for Michael Majerus as a second home, at a cost of under $5,000. The French Empire Style home was designed by architect Theodore Kevenhoerster and is constructed of red pressed brick and smooth grey granite sills and has a rectangular plan with a Mansard roof. The southwest corner of the home features a five-story tower and the two-level carriage house is currently used a garage. The exterior of the home has been virtually unaltered since its construction in 1891. The original character of the home has been successfully preserved and restored by Dr. Louis & Barbara Foote, who are only the fifth owners of the house in the home’s 124-year existence.

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