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Original Main Street Historic District

  • Address: Main St
  • Vicinity: Between S 8th St and N 3rd St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1869/00/00 Designed in the Gothic Revival style by episcopal priest George Steward for his own congregation, Church of the Good Samaritan is completed, 529 S Main St.
1900/00/00 Sinclair Lewis Family Across the street from the Palmer House Hotel, Dr Edwin J Lewis, father of Harry Sinclair, has his office above the drugstore. Probably at 300 Main St S, Sauk Centre, MN.
1920/00/00 Sinclair Lewis Author Many of the incidents in "Main Street" come directly from Lewis' actual experiences: his mother's social club, the public restroom and the anti-fly campaign, amateur theatricals, revival meetings, which make the novel a whole scrapbook of his youth. Main Street (book)
1924/00/00 Main Street is the first street in Sauk Centre to be paved.


Palmer House Hotel
  • NRHP

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Particulars for Original Main Street Historic District:
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Architectural Style Late Victorian
Architectural Style Mid 19th century revival
Material Mixed Media
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 94000758
Resource Type:
Owner: Mixed
Architect: Multiple
Architectural Style: Late victorian, Late 19th and 20th century revivals, Mid 19th century revival
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Significant Year: 1920, 1922, 1947
Historic Function: Government, Education, Religion, Transportation, Domestic, Landscape, Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade, Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Landscape, Government, Education, Religion, Transportation, Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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