Tricounty News

Historic landscape of SE St. Cloud

Erin Hanafin Berg, Field Representative for Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, and Historian Bill Morgan will present The Historic Landscape of Southeast St. Cloud at the Stearns History Museum at 9 a.m. April 13. A proposed road project in Southeast St. Cloud has unearthed a wealth of history, including numerous properties that are eligible for listing in the National Registrar of Historic Places. Among the eligible are some of Southeast St. Cloud's most identifiable features: Riverside Park, Kilian Boulevard, Selke Field, George W. Friedrich Park, East St. Cloud Quarries District, Highway 10 and St. Cloud Historic Marker.

Bill Morgan will present a history of the area, including stories of Swede Hollow, World War I-inspired granite houses and the abundance of Depression-era public works. Erin Hanafin Berg will offer information on historic preservation and its benefits to the region. Come and enjoy as the Southeast St. Cloud Neighborhood Preservation Coalition shares the remarkably rich heritage of our community's historic landscape.

There is no charge for Stearns History Museum members; admission for non-members is $5. For information about Breakfast Club or the Museum, please call (320) 253-8424. The American Association of Museums accredits the Stearns History Museum and Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud.