Self Guided Historic Tour

1. Franciscan Sisters

116 8th Avenue Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls overcame adversity to build a convent, an orphanage, a hospital, and a school.

2. Linden Hill

608 Highland Avenue
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The Weyerhaeusers and Mussers built these beautiful homes, designed by architect Clarence Johnston Sr., along the Mississippi River.

3. Burton-Rosenmeier House

606 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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Built for Barney Burton, clothing merchant, this was later the home of influential state senators Christian and Gordon Rosenmeier. This is a stop on a walking tour developed by the Heritage Preservation Commission.

4. Elks Hotel

308 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The Elks Hotel was built in the 1920s to accommodate the growing tourist trade to northern Minnesota. It was later renamed the Pine Edge Inn. This is a stop on a walking tour developed by the Heritage Preservation Commission.

5. Buckman Hotel

209 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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Clarence Buckman was a civic-minded man and opened this grand hotel to serve Little Falls. This is a stop on a walking tour developed by the Heritage Preservation Commission.

6. Tonn Building

99 1st Avenue Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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William Tonn immigrated to the United States from Germany and opened this saloon in the 1890s.

7. Sands' Cafe

119 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The Sand sisters opened a millinery shop and, later on, a very successful restaurant. This is a stop in the historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

8. Falls Theater

115 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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After the Lowell Theater burned down, this new “picture palace” took its place. This is stop 8 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

9. The Black & White

116 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The hamburger became the most popular food in American when White Castle opened in the 1920s. The Black & White brought the look and the taste to town. This is stop 9 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

10. Tanner and Sprandel Buildings

102 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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Alfred Tanner was one of the early settlers in Little Falls in 1857. As word spread that a new dam was going to be built, Tanner invested in this new two-story brick building. This is stop 10 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

11. Butler Block

101 East Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345

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They called it Bank Square — this intersection was the busiest in Little Falls, and it attracted some of the city’s most important investors. This building was erected in 1891 by William Butler. This is stop 11 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

12. Rhodes-Wetzel Building

101 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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John Rhodes was one of many professionals that made downtown Little Falls into a hub of activity. For most of its history, this has been a drug store. This is stop 12 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

13. German American National Bank

80 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

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This building was originally the German American National Bank, but its name was changed during World War I. The church was designed by St. Cloud architect Roland Buckley. This is stop 13 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

14. Sylvester-Nichols Building

118 1st Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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Two business partners opened a confectionery and ice cream shop in Little Falls, and it proved highly successful. This is stop 14 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

15. Morrison County Lumber

119 1st Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The Morrison County Lumber Company in Little Falls, Minnesota, was home of the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Auditorium and the Musical Art Club. This is stop 15 on a walking tour developed by the Heritage Preservation Commission.

16. Pine Tree Lumber Company

735 1st Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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One of Minnesota’s greatest lumber companies had its office here along the banks of the Mississippi. This is stop 16 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

17. Little Falls City Hall

100 7th Avenue Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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During the Great Depression, the WPA created thousands of jobs. One project was a new water treatment plant in Little Falls, later converted into city offices. This is stop 17 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

18. Bethel Lutheran Church

901 Broadway West
Little Falls, MN 56345

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Swedish immigrants began Bethel Lutheran Church in the late 19th century and erected this building in 1902. This is stop 18 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

19. Our Lady of Lourdes Church

208 Broadway West
Little Falls, MN 56345

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Polish Catholics began this parish to serve the west side community. The church was designed by architect Vincent Cordello. This is stop 19 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

20. Northern Pacific Railroad Depot

200 1st Street Northwest
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The Great Northern Railroad played a vital role in the Little Falls economy. The depot was designed by Cass Gilbert, one of America’s great architects. This is stop 20 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

21. Little Falls Dam

118 Wood Street
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The dam transformed the local economy and turned the city into a thriving milling center. This is stop 21 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

22. U.S. Post Office

27 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The postal service was undergoing major changes when this building opened. This is stop 22 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

23. Harrison and Peterson Building

104 Wood Street
Little Falls, MN 56345

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Built by Alonzo Harrison in 1908, Munsingwear opened a factory here during World War II. This is stop 23 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

24. Gregerson Building

36 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

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Route 10 became a major road — the Jefferson Highway — and Gregerson decided to open a car dealership here. He sold the Elcar in the early years. This is stop 24 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

25. Victor Building

55 Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345

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This was one of the city’s most popular retail outlets. This is stop 25 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

26. Kiewel Building

58 East Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The Kiewels operated one of Minnesota’s finest breweries. After incorporating, the company decided to diversify its income and invested in several downtown properties. This is stop 26 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

27. Signor Building

105 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

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This is one of the oldest commercial buildings in town. Lyman Signor was a prosperous realtor. This is stop 27 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

28. The Y Block

121 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The Y Block, named after a stone found on the site during construction, was built by Ludger Gaudet. This is stop 28 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

29. American House

124 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The American House opened for business in 1883 by Joseph Diedrich as a hotel, saloon, and boarding house. This is stop 29 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

30. Trebby Building

108 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

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Samuel Trebby was an unusual personality who often raised feathers in city government. He built this commercial block in 1885. This is stop 30 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

31. Morrison County Courthouse

213 1st Avenue Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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In 1890, Morrison County erected its new courthouse, designed by architect Charles Dunham. This is stop 31 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

32. Crowder's Station

1000 County Road 52
Little Falls, MN 56345

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After Minnie Crowder suffered a stroke, her family offered to help by providing Minnie with a service station to run. This is stop 32 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

33. Carnegie Library

108 3rd Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The city turned to philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie for its new library in 1905. This is stop 33 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

34. Church of Our Savior

113 4th Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

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The new minister, Rev. Francis Alleyne, insisted that the church build a new sanctuary. They hired architect John Sutcliffe to design this beautiful gothic-style building. This is stop 34 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

1. Franciscan Sisters

116 8th Avenue Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

(320) 632-2981 Website More Info

The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls overcame adversity to build a convent, an orphanage, a hospital, and a school.

2. Linden Hill

608 Highland Avenue
Little Falls, MN 56345

(320) 616-5580 Website More Info

The Weyerhaeusers and Mussers built these beautiful homes, designed by architect Clarence Johnston Sr., along the Mississippi River.

3. Burton-Rosenmeier House

606 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

Built for Barney Burton, clothing merchant, this was later the home of influential state senators Christian and Gordon Rosenmeier. This is a stop on a walking tour developed by the Heritage Preservation Commission.

4. Elks Hotel

308 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The Elks Hotel was built in the 1920s to accommodate the growing tourist trade to northern Minnesota. It was later renamed the Pine Edge Inn. This is a stop on a walking tour developed by the Heritage Preservation Commission.

5. Buckman Hotel

209 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

Clarence Buckman was a civic-minded man and opened this grand hotel to serve Little Falls. This is a stop on a walking tour developed by the Heritage Preservation Commission.

6. Tonn Building

99 1st Avenue Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

William Tonn immigrated to the United States from Germany and opened this saloon in the 1890s.

7. Sands' Cafe

119 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The Sand sisters opened a millinery shop and, later on, a very successful restaurant. This is a stop in the historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

8. Falls Theater

115 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

After the Lowell Theater burned down, this new “picture palace” took its place. This is stop 8 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

9. The Black & White

116 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The hamburger became the most popular food in American when White Castle opened in the 1920s. The Black & White brought the look and the taste to town. This is stop 9 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

10. Tanner and Sprandel Buildings

102 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

Alfred Tanner was one of the early settlers in Little Falls in 1857. As word spread that a new dam was going to be built, Tanner invested in this new two-story brick building. This is stop 10 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

11. Butler Block

101 East Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

They called it Bank Square — this intersection was the busiest in Little Falls, and it attracted some of the city’s most important investors. This building was erected in 1891 by William Butler. This is stop 11 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

12. Rhodes-Wetzel Building

101 1st Street Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

John Rhodes was one of many professionals that made downtown Little Falls into a hub of activity. For most of its history, this has been a drug store. This is stop 12 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

13. German American National Bank

80 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

This building was originally the German American National Bank, but its name was changed during World War I. The church was designed by St. Cloud architect Roland Buckley. This is stop 13 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

14. Sylvester-Nichols Building

118 1st Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

Two business partners opened a confectionery and ice cream shop in Little Falls, and it proved highly successful. This is stop 14 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

15. Morrison County Lumber

119 1st Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The Morrison County Lumber Company in Little Falls, Minnesota, was home of the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Auditorium and the Musical Art Club. This is stop 15 on a walking tour developed by the Heritage Preservation Commission.

16. Pine Tree Lumber Company

735 1st Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

One of Minnesota’s greatest lumber companies had its office here along the banks of the Mississippi. This is stop 16 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

17. Little Falls City Hall

100 7th Avenue Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

During the Great Depression, the WPA created thousands of jobs. One project was a new water treatment plant in Little Falls, later converted into city offices. This is stop 17 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

18. Bethel Lutheran Church

901 Broadway West
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

Swedish immigrants began Bethel Lutheran Church in the late 19th century and erected this building in 1902. This is stop 18 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

19. Our Lady of Lourdes Church

208 Broadway West
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

Polish Catholics began this parish to serve the west side community. The church was designed by architect Vincent Cordello. This is stop 19 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

20. Northern Pacific Railroad Depot

200 1st Street Northwest
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The Great Northern Railroad played a vital role in the Little Falls economy. The depot was designed by Cass Gilbert, one of America’s great architects. This is stop 20 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

21. Little Falls Dam

118 Wood Street
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The dam transformed the local economy and turned the city into a thriving milling center. This is stop 21 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

22. U.S. Post Office

27 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The postal service was undergoing major changes when this building opened. This is stop 22 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

23. Harrison and Peterson Building

104 Wood Street
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

Built by Alonzo Harrison in 1908, Munsingwear opened a factory here during World War II. This is stop 23 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

24. Gregerson Building

36 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

Route 10 became a major road — the Jefferson Highway — and Gregerson decided to open a car dealership here. He sold the Elcar in the early years. This is stop 24 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

25. Victor Building

55 Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

This was one of the city’s most popular retail outlets. This is stop 25 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

26. Kiewel Building

58 East Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The Kiewels operated one of Minnesota’s finest breweries. After incorporating, the company decided to diversify its income and invested in several downtown properties. This is stop 26 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

27. Signor Building

105 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

This is one of the oldest commercial buildings in town. Lyman Signor was a prosperous realtor. This is stop 27 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

28. The Y Block

121 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The Y Block, named after a stone found on the site during construction, was built by Ludger Gaudet. This is stop 28 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

29. American House

124 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The American House opened for business in 1883 by Joseph Diedrich as a hotel, saloon, and boarding house. This is stop 29 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

30. Trebby Building

108 Broadway East
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

Samuel Trebby was an unusual personality who often raised feathers in city government. He built this commercial block in 1885. This is stop 30 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

31. Morrison County Courthouse

213 1st Avenue Southeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

In 1890, Morrison County erected its new courthouse, designed by architect Charles Dunham. This is stop 31 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

32. Crowder's Station

1000 County Road 52
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

After Minnie Crowder suffered a stroke, her family offered to help by providing Minnie with a service station to run. This is stop 32 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

33. Carnegie Library

108 3rd Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The city turned to philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie for its new library in 1905. This is stop 33 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

34. Church of Our Savior

113 4th Street Northeast
Little Falls, MN 56345

More Info

The new minister, Rev. Francis Alleyne, insisted that the church build a new sanctuary. They hired architect John Sutcliffe to design this beautiful gothic-style building. This is stop 34 in a historic tour developed by the Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission.

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Little Falls, MN 56345

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