Burton-Rosenmeier House and Visitor Center
The Burton-Rosenmeier house is on the Nations Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1903 for Barney Burton, who made his fortune selling woolen clothing and accessories to lumberjacks. Burton owned dry goods store throughout central and northern Minnesota. The home was sold to Christian Rosenmeier in 1921. Rosenmeier was an attorney for the Pine Tree Lumber Company, president of the American National Bank and American Savings and Trust Company and a Minnesota State Senator from 1922 to 1934. He played a role in establishing Camp Ripley and Lindbergh State Park. Rosenmeier’s son, Gordon, was the next owner from 1932-1989. He also was an attorney and a Minnesota State Senator, serving from 1940 to 1971.
The Neoclassical style house is distinguished by a symmetrically balanced façade with a two-story porch supported by columns with Ionic capitals. Interior features include hand-painted hollyhocks in the dining room, stained glass windows, an ornate fireplace, and decorative woodwork.
The Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau currently use the house as a visitor’s information center and office. The home is open to the public for tours. Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.