Preservation Initiatives

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

Preserving St. Cloud Newsletter

The HPC distributes an annual preservation newsletter to property owners in St. Cloud's 4 local historic districts. The newsletter contains information regarding preservation-related activities in St. Cloud.

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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.