Preservation Initiatives

  1. Century Homes Program
  2. Preserving St Cloud Newsletter
  3. Historic Properties Seminar
  4. Historic Downtown History Hunt

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 over 85 homes as Century Homes. ​

Century Homes Recognition Program

2021 Century Homes Program

Deadline:  April 20, 2021

Application Fee: A one-time fee of $230.00 is required to cover the cost of the plaque. This fee is required at the time of application. If your property is not accepted into the Century Homes Program, this fee will be returned to you. Withdrawal from consideration of the program and refunds will be granted up until the order for the plaque has been placed. After such time, no refunds will be given.

Application Requirements: Applicants are required to submit supporting documentation as to the history of the nominated home including past occupants, architectural and construction details, historic photos, and other interesting facts. Submissions without background information may not be accepted into the program.

Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by the Heritage Preservation Commission in June. 

Notification: If your property is accepted/denied into the Century Homes Program, you will be notified by mail and/or email. 

How to Apply: Applications may be submitted online or by mail to St. Cloud City Hall, Attn: Planning Office, 400 2nd Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301. Completed applications and fees must be received by April 20, 2021.

Online Application
Paper Application

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.