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National Historic Register: Hastings, MN Walking Tour

Jun 26, 2020 | art/design

Hastings History is the focus for many visitors. Founded in 1857, the community works hard to preserve its history both in natural and cultural historic sites. Hastings is nationally known for its Victorian architecture and has a total of 62 buildings on the National Historic Register including 33 commercial buildings, 28 private homes, and 2 churches.

Included on the walking tour map is a building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright who was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time”. The walking tour map is located on the back of the city street map or parks and trails map and can be found at the Chamber Tourism Office and City Hall.

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Hastings City Hall, formerly the Dakota County Courthouse, is a historic government building in Hastings, Minnesota, completed in 1871. It was the original courthouse for Dakota County and now serves as city hall. It was designed by A.M. Radcliff, one of Minnesota's first architects, in an Italian Villa style. Although an addition built in 1955 in an entirely different style damaged the building's integrity, the building remains a prominent structure in downtown Hastings. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. . . . #be_one_architecture #buildings_illife #timeless_unlimited #world_heritages_ #ig_monumentalworld #tv_buildings #fever_building #total_monuments #archi_focus_on #architecture_hunter #srs_buildings #buildingswow #ig_brilliant_buildings #historicarchitecture #architecture_greatshots #structure_bestshots #excellent_structure #gf_architecture #archi_ologie #going_into_details #onlyinmn #captivatemn #thisismymn #exploreminnesota #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #1_unlimited #addicted_to_facades #capturemn

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Whether you’re a tourist traveling through and need a place to rest or you’re looking for a family vacation that appeals to all ages, Visit Hastings MN has your best interests at heart.

Take a trip back in time with a visit to historic sites like The LeDuc Mansion, City Hall or enjoy a unique shopping and dinning experience in our Historic Downtown. If you’re into winter activities like skiing, snowshoeing, or ice fishing, this is the place to get your fill. Lake Rebecca is located right next to the Mississippi River and offers a safe, diverse fishing experience. There are also numerous lodging and camping options for visitors or even residents looking for a weekend getaway.

If you’re an avid golfer, there are plenty of courses to challenge you and your friends. Being within 20 miles from St. Paul, you’ll have access to big-city shopping centers, sporting events, and wildlife reserves. Other things to take advantage of include a brewery, vineyards and orchards, art studios, and 30 miles of scenic bike and walking trails.





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