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Winona in Winona County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Watkins Manor House

"The house that vanilla built"

 
 
The Watkins Manor House marker with house in background image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 12, 2017
1. The Watkins Manor House marker with house in background
Inscription.  
Paul and Florence Watkins started construction of the Manor House in 1924, with completion in 1927. Paul was the nephew of J.R. Watkins, the founder of Watkins Products and became the company's second president in 1911. Paul and Florence traveled the world, purchasing tapestries, paintings, sculptures, stained glass medallions, chandeliers and numerous other objects of exceptional beauty, many of which can still be seen in the mansion. The Tudor-style English Manor showcases the magnificent Great Hall, home to a Steinway Grand Piano and rare Aeolian Organ.

Landscaping of the Watkins Manor grounds made possible by a generous donation from Watkins Products and Watkinsonline.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 44° 2.845′ N, 91° 38.118′ W. Marker is in Winona, Minnesota, in Winona County. Marker is on Wabasha St, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 East Wabasha Street, Winona MN 55987, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker

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, measured as the crow flies. Winona County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); J. R. Watkins Medical Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Winona County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); We-No-Nah (approx. 0.6 miles away); U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winona (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sugar Loaf Bluff (approx. 1.1 miles away); Winona: River Village, Lumber Town, College Town (approx. 1.2 miles away); Garvin Heights (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winona.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2017, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 47 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 5, 2017, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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