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New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

John Lind Home

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
1. John Lind Home Marker
Inscription. This home was built by John Lind in 1887 and was a significant cultural, social and political center built on a prominence above early New Ulm. Swedish born Lind came to America and Minnesota in 1867 at age thirteen. While very young he was a rural teacher in the area until 1874 when he came to read law with a lawyer in New Ulm. He was admitted to the bar here in 1877 and resided here almost continuously until 1901 when he moved to Minneapolis.

During his residence in New Ulm Lind was a Congressman from 1887 to 1893. In 1899 he was elected Minnesota governor for one term. For a time he also was a land office receiver while retaining his New Ulm law practice. In the Spanish-American War he was a quarter master with the 12th Minnesota Regiment in 1898 - this despite the loss of his left hand from a childhood accident.

The Lind home in New Ulm was stately and elegant when built and could accommodate a great number of people. The graceful porch served as the governors reviewing stand for many state and local events. The Queen Anne style house, designed by F. Thayer cost $5,000; though structurally altered, the home retains in 1973 the essential exterior details of the original design.

Erected in 1973 by the Brown County Historical Society
with a memorial gift for Henry N. Somsen, an early
John Lind Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
2. John Lind Home Marker
law partner of Lind

 
Erected 1973 by the Brown County Historical Society with a memorial gift for Henry N. Somsen.
 
Location. 44° 18.727′ N, 94° 27.71′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of North State Street and Center Street on North State Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 622 Center Street, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roebbecke Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown County (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenders State Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pioneers of Brown County Monument (about 300 feet away); Lest We Forget (about 400 feet away); Brown County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Somsen Hitching Post (about 400 feet away); Two Battles of New Ulm (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Ulm.
 
Also see . . .  The John Lind House. "In 1975, the home was placed on the National Register of Historic Homes for its architectural and political significance." (Submitted on May 18, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPoliticsWar, Spanish-American
 
John Lind Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
3. John Lind Home and Marker
John Lind Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
4. John Lind Home and Marker
John Lind Home image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
5. John Lind Home
John Lind House
John Lind Home image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
6. John Lind Home
 
 
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