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Gustaf Anderson House Museum

13045 Lake Blvd
Phone: 651-257-5310
Map: View Map

Opening Times:

The first Sunday of each month: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm  

Admissions:

Free to historical society members, freewill donatation to guests.  

Photograph Gallery:

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Description:

  One of the crown jewels of Lindstrom, MN is this house built in 1890 by Gustaf and Helena Anderson. In 1877 they moved from Unionville, Montana, an area known for its copper, gold, and silver mining activity. They first bought a farm in Franconia Township and in the early 1890's settled in Lindstrom. Several generations of the Anderson family have lived in the house prior to its conversion to non-residential use in 1971. It hosted a real estate agency and lawyers offices at one time and also served as the location of "Gustaf's Fine Gifts" for several years. It was ultimately donated to the historical society by Marlene Smith of Lindstrom. The home is distinctive among those in the Chisago Lakes area for its Italianate brick exterior and the Victorian high style interior. Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, it is located on the south side of Lake Blvd (Hwy 8) within a short walking distance of the quaint and unique shops in downtown Lindstrom. The building stands as a tribute to the "rags to riches" status achieved by the hard work of early immigrants and it continues to tell their stories. Group tours and social gatherings can be scheduled by appointment. Admission is $3/person. All proceeds benefit the Chisago County Historical Society's educational programs. Come spend the day in Lindstrom and visit our historic house museum! To schedule a tour or make inquiries, please call 651-257-5310


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