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

Grand Hotel

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. Grand Hotel Marker
Inscription. The first structure built on this site was the Minnesota Haus, the first hotel in New Ulm, built in 1856 by Phillipp H. Gross. That early structure was destroyed and in 1860, on the same sight, Gross built the Union Hotel, a two and a half story frame building. The upper floor was used as a hall for dances and theatricals.

During the Dakota Conflict, the hotel was used as a hospital. The bodies of those who succumbed to wounds and disease were temporarily buried in the nearby dirt street. One of the attending physicians at the hotel site was William Mayo, father of William and Charles Mayo, who founded the Mayo Clinic.

In 1875 the Union Hotel was destroyed by fire. Again Gross rebuilt. This time he built a two story brick structure which, in subsequent years, was remodeled and expanded several times. The name of the hotel was changed to the "Grand" in 1899 and it continued in use as a hotel until 1970.

This plaque was placed here by the great-great-grandson of Phillipp H. Gross, Phillipp W. Gross, Jr.,1998.
 
Erected 1998 by Phillipp W. Gross, Jr.
 
Location. 44° 18.944′ N, 94° 27.668′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on North Minnesota Street south of
Grand Hotel Marker with Podcast image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. Grand Hotel Marker with Podcast
3rd North Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 North Minnesota Street, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kiesling House (within shouting distance of this marker); Barricading New Ulm (within shouting distance of this marker); Buenger Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Crone Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dacotah House (about 400 feet away); Jacob Nix Platz (about 500 feet away); Erd Building (about 500 feet away); German–Bohemian Immigrants Monument (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Grand. (Submitted on August 22, 2013.)
2. Grand Hotel (New Ulm, Minnesota). Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 22, 2013.) 

3. Grand Hotel, New Ulm, Minnesota. YouTube video. (Submitted on August 22, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWars, US Indian
 
Nearby Plaques image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. Nearby Plaques
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

New Ulm
Heritage Preservation Commission
1875
Historic Site No. 21
Grand Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
4. Grand Hotel Marker
Grand Hotel image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
5. Grand Hotel
National Register of Historic Places #90000986
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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