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Pipestone History

2017 EDITION PIPESTONE VISITOR'S GUIDE PAGE 7

1. O>D CITz HA>>ͳPIP STON COhNTz MhS hM

The Pipestone County Museum is located in one of Pipestone’s most

disƟnct ƋƵartnjite ďƵildinŐs. /t was ďƵilt in 18ϵ6 and served as the CitLJ

Hall ƵnƟl 1ϵ60. dhe ďƵildinŐ now hoƵses the mƵseƵm, with a Įne

collecƟon of historic arƟfacts arranŐed in interpreƟve edžhiďits, as

well as an edžtensive research liďrarLJ.

2. TH MOOR B>OC< ͳ SANDSTON 'AR'Oz> S

dhe ŐarŐoLJle-like stone carvinŐs on this 18ϵ6 ďƵildinŐ are the work of

>.H. Moore, local ďƵsinessman, contractor and scƵlptor of the period.

dhe ƋƵartnjite for this and manLJ other ďƵildinŐs is from a ƋƵarrLJ

owned and operated ďLJ Moore, located jƵst north of town.

ϯ. & RRIS 'RAND B>OC<ͳMASONIC >OD' HA>>

&rom 18ϵϵ to 1ϵ16 the second Ňoor of this ďƵildinŐ was the site of

the &erris 'rand Opera HoƵse. /t was one of several opera hoƵses in

Pipestone, ďƵt was the most eleŐant. 1ϵ17 Masons remodeled 2nd

Ňoor, 'erman arƟst painted mƵrals in lodŐe room.

ϰ. TH CA>hM T INN

Completed in 1888 the CalƵmet was hailed as the ͞Įnest hotel in

SoƵthwestern Minnesota.͟ dhe CalƵmet was constrƵcted of ŐreLJish-

pink ƋƵartnjite trimmed with red SioƵdž ƋƵartnjite. dhe comďinaƟon

of hƵes from stone from different ƋƵarries provides an interesƟnŐ

contrast. dhe ďƵildinŐ was totallLJ renovated in the late 1ϵ70͛s.

5. HISTORIC MAIN STR T

Most of the ďƵildinŐs on Main Street are of the ͞vernacƵlar͟ stLJle

and a look at ďƵildinŐ tops oŌen tells the LJear each was ďƵilt and

perhaps the oriŐinal owner. njoLJ the several stLJles of ďƵildinŐs, now

hoƵsinŐ Pipestone ďƵsinesses.

6. SzNDICAT B>OC< ͳ ' z RMAN͛S

BƵilt in 1884 in the /talianate stLJle, the SLJndicate Block is the oldest

edžisƟnŐ stone ďƵildinŐ in the Historic district. dhe projecƟon of the

cornice alonŐ the roof line displaLJs a ƵniƋƵe ďrand of architectƵral

detail naƟve to the Pipestone area. dhe ceremonial pipe crossed with

ďow and arrow tells of the siŐniĮcance of the pipestone ƋƵarries to

local historLJ.

7. AR>z HOSPITA> ͵ BROWN HOSPITA>ͬ< z S BhI>DIN'

dhis strƵctƵre oriŐinallLJ hoƵsed the oĸce of pioneer doctor Aledž

H. Brown on the Įrst Ňoor. dhe second Ňoor served as one of

Pipestone͛s earliest hospitals. BƵilt at the tƵrn of the centƵrLJ, the

architectƵre is inŇƵenced ďLJ the ͞YƵeen Anne͟ stLJle Ƶsed in manLJ

residences of the period.

ϴ. TH COhRTHOhS

dhe Pipestone CoƵntLJ CoƵrthoƵse is perhaps the ďest edžample of

the skilled craŌsmanship and ďeaƵtLJ in architectƵre ƵsinŐ SioƵdž

ƋƵartnjite. Completed in 1ϵ02, the coƵrthoƵse was desiŐned in

Zichardson ZomanesƋƵe stLJle ďLJ architect 'eorŐe Pass.

9. PISCOPA> CHhRCH

ChƵrches plaLJed an important role in area seƩlement. dwo ďlocks

east of the coƵrthoƵse on 4th Street SoƵtheast is the St. PaƵl pisco-

pal ChƵrch ďƵildinŐ. /t was constrƵcted of SioƵdž ƋƵartnjite in 18ϵ2 and

is one of the oldest standinŐ chƵrch ďƵildinŐs in Pipestone.

10. PR SBzT RIAN CHhRCH

dhe &irst PresďLJterian ChƵrch was orŐaninjed in 1878. dhe present

SioƵdž ƋƵartnjite ďƵildinŐ was erected in 1ϵ00. Note the skillfƵllLJ hewn

arches aďove the doorwaLJ and ďell tower. dhe ďell weiŐhs 1,310

poƵnds and when it was installed was the larŐest in Pipestone.

11. CARN 'I >IBRARz

Pipestone͛s Įrst PƵďlic >iďrarLJ was hoƵsed in the old CitLJ Hall. dhe

new liďrarLJ was ďƵilt with the aid of CarneŐie fƵnds and opened in

1ϵ04. /n 1ϵ75 the commƵnitLJ liďrarLJ was moved to the hiŐh school

and this ďƵildinŐ was renovated and chanŐed to the Pipestone Senior

CiƟnjens Center.

For a more detailed walking tour, please visit the Pipestone County

Museum and pick up a walking-tour-booklet. Read and follow this

toƵr ďook as ŝt ďrŝnŐs LJoƵ to 39 dŝīerent hŝŐhlŝŐhts ŝn WŝƉestone.

Enjoy Historic Walking Tour

do reallLJ enjoLJ the Pipestone Historic istrict, take a walkinŐ toƵr.

/n the space of a walk of aďoƵt a donjen ďlocks, LJoƵ can enjoLJ and learn aďoƵt mƵch of Pipestone͛s rich architectƵral past.

While enjoLJinŐ LJoƵr walk, stop in at anLJ of the several stores and shops alonŐ the waLJ.

'Ƶided toƵrs of the Historic istrict maLJ also ďe arranŐed with the Pipestone CoƵntLJ MƵseƵm.

DOWNTOWN ͳ START AT MAIN & HIAWATHA

2nd Ave. N.W.

2nd Ave. N.W.

Hiawatha Avenue

Hiawatha Avenue

Main Street

2nd St. S.W.

3rd St. S.W.

4th St. S.E.

5th St. S.E.

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