Waseca County's Historic Sites

Waseca County has thirteen places on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places recognizes certain properties as significant to local, state and national history. With this honorary designation the federal government identifies properties as worthy of preservation. Sites are selected because of their association with historic events or people, or because of their architectural significance. To learn more about the National Register of Historic Places please visit the Minnesota Historical Society website, or the National Register of Historic Places website.

W. J. Armstrong Company
Wholesale Grocers

202 S.W. 2nd Street, Waseca, MN Architecture: Industrial
Year Built: 1900

John W. Aughenbaugh Residence
also known as the Masonic Temple

831 N.E. 3rd Avenue, Waseca, MN
Architecture: 19th Century 
Year Built: 1897

Philo C. Bailey House
401 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Waseca, MN
Architecture: Italianate
Year Built: 1868

Waseca County Courthouse
307 N. State Street, Waseca, MN Architecture: Richardsonian Romanesque Year Built: 1897

Hofmann Apiaries
Janesville, MN

I.O.O.F. International Odd Fellows Hall
119 S. Broadway Avenue,
New Richland, MN
Architecture: Neo-Classical
Year Built: 1902

Seha Sorghum Mill
County Highway 5, Janesville, MN
Year Built: 1890s

Vista Lutheran Church
County Road 20, Otisco Township
North of New Richland, off MN 13
Architecture: Gothic Revival
Year Built: 1908

Janesville Free Public Library
102 W. 2nd Street, Janesville, MN
Architecture: Classical Revival
Year Built: 1912

Roscoe Percy Ward Residence
804 E. Elm Avenue, Waseca, MN
Architecture: Temple Style of Greek Revival
Year Built: 1896

William R. Wolf Residence
522 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Waseca, MN
Architecture: Queen Anne Style
Year Built: 1895

Seth S. Phelps Farmhouse
Co. Hwy. 2, St. Mary Township Waseca County






Your State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) is the appointed official in each of 59 states, territories and the District of Columbia who is responsible for helping to save the places that matter. Whether it is guiding citizens through the process of listing important historic resources or neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places, or considering the impact of large renewable energy projects on historic landscapes or archeological sites, your SHPO is your partner in preservation.

City of Waseca Preservation Commission

Waseca Heritage Preservation Commission – Heritage Preservation activities include review of exterior alterations to Locally Designated or National Register properties and properties participating in the Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation Program and the Downtown Residential Rental Rehabilitation Program; establishing, reviewing and making recommendations on heritage preservation goals and objectives in the Comprehensive Plan; conducting studies and developing plans and guidelines related to preservation activities; educating the public about the importance of preservation; and procuring grant funds to undertake preservation related activities.