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Imagine…living in this historic home August 31, 2013

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OH, TO STEP INSIDE this stately house, to imagine its grand past and those who once called this place home.

The "Adam's & Quast House," 406 Main Street South, Hutchinson, Minnesota.

The “Adam’s & Quast House,” 406 Main Street South, Hutchinson, Minnesota.

D. A. Adams had this house built along Main Street South in Hutchinson for $8,000 in 1901 as a replica of the Duke of Norfolk’s house on the estate where Adams was raised.

From what I gather, Adams made his money in the insurance business.

According to the most basic of online info I could find:

“The house will be possessed of every modern convenience, and Mr. Adams will certainly have, when completed, a new house in which he can take great comfort,”—Independent Newspaper, December 11, 1902

Ah, yes, I believe that with some touch-up painting, I could be quite comfortable in this elegant house.

© Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


18 Responses to “Imagine…living in this historic home”

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Cozy? What am I missing with that word choice?

      • treadlemusic Says:

        Not meant as sarcasm but, certainly, the opposite of what it is!!!!

      • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

        That’s what I thought. But sometimes I miss things and I was just checking. Hope you’re enjoying your Labor Day.

      • treadlemusic Says:

        Labor Day (weekend, etc) has been wonderful. We stayed at the RV til today/this morning then on to home for lawn mowing. Was beautiful weather to do it!! This week will have a change of direction (as of a few moments ago) and the piano will come to the fore. Sadly, the funeral of a friend’s hubby…totally unexpected….will need some music on Saturday morning and I will be honored to provide such. Will be meeting with Beth Ann in the afternoon (as soon as I make the needed call!). Hugs…….

      • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

        I am so sorry, Doreen. What a blessing your piano playing will be.

      • treadlemusic Says:

        I pray so. On to the “ivories”………..

      • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

        Music comforts oftentimes in a way that words cannot. Onward, dear friend, to offer that comfort.

  1. Jackie Says:

    yes I agree a little touch up and she’d be good as new, love the little picket fence and the stone retaining wall.

  2. We were just through Hutchinson on Friday afternoon. Football game in Little Falls, so we left early to take a leisurely drive up! Saw this little cozy house!

  3. Beautiful – I imagine the woodwork in this place is AMAZING:)

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      It usually is in these old houses. I went to a moving sale here in Faribault this past weekend in an old house. Imagine a library with built-in bookshelves and a fireplace. Pretty darned sweet.

      • SWEET Indeed – I would love a sunroom/office/library some day! My friend’s house had this room and staircase in their old farmhouse painted pepto-pink and underneath all the paint was beautiful cherrywood – Why Oh Why?!?

      • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

        You have got to be kidding.

  4. Amanda Says:

    What is the historical significance of this home in Hutchinson?

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Other than it being one of the earlier homes built in Hutchinson for someone with a prominent place in the community, I can’t tell you.

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