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$875,000

1899 Colonial Revival

15251 Old Childrens Home Road
Vasa Township, Minnesota

The Historic Vasa Childrens Home

Main House
Main House
Here is your chance for a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Minnesota history.
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Grand Staircase
Grand Staircase
The grand staircase and spacious hallway with kitchen off to right
Sunroom
Sunroom
One of the Original Barns
One of the Original Barns
Old School House
Old School House
Vasa Childrens Home
Vasa Childrens Home

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Breakfast Room
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Library
  • Sunroom
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Barn
  • Circular driveway
  • Dormers
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Garden
  • Gated Entry
  • Guest House
  • Rear Deck
  • Storage Building
  • Garage Workshop
  • 3 Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Wood floors

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Kirby Fine Homes

Jennifer Kirby

Phone: 651-785-3400

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History of Home

In 1865, Reverend Norelius learned of four children in St. Paul, recently immigrated from Sweden, that were orphaned and in need of care. Norelius brought them to Vasa and housed them in the basement of the local Lutheran church. Not being adequate for long term living, he was able to purchase 10 acres of land a few years later near the church, and in 1869, built a small house for the children. This was the first of four homes to be used on the present day land for the children's home. In 1876, a second larger house was built, but it was destroyed by a tornado in 1879. The third home, built with-in the year, was destroyed by fire in 1899 when a young child was playing with matches in a clothes closet. The larger home seen today was built in 1899, soon after the fire, and is the final remaining home built on this location. It ceased being a children's home when a new facility was built outside of Red Wing in 1926, but through it's years witnessed and cared for hundreds of children.

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