New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
John Lind Home
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
Erected 1973 by the Brown County Historical Society with a memorial gift for Henry N. Somsen.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, Spanish-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 622 Center Street, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 18, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.