Grand Hotel, 210 N. Minnesota Street, New Ulm, Minnesota

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Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel, 2006
Address: 210 Minnesota Street N
Neighborhood/s: Downtown Historic District, New Ulm, Minnesota
New Ulm, Minnesota
Brown County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1875
Primary Style: Italianate
Additions: A third floor was added in 1899.
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: Hotel/motel
Current Function: Arts and cultural center
Architect or source of design: Julius Berndt
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Material of Foundation: Stone
First Owner: Phillip Gross

Downtown Historic District New Ulm Brown

Grand Hotel, 210 N. Minnesota Street, New Ulm, Minnesota
(44.31539° N, 94.460932° WLatitude: 44°18′55.404″N
Longitude: 94°27′39.355″W
National Register of Historic Places Information

In 1856, Phillip Gross opened a hotel in a two-story wood frame building called the Minnesota Haus, which became the Union Hotel in 1860. The hotel soon became a focal point of activity in New Ulm, including serving as a hospital during the Dakota Conflict of 1862. Business flourished for the Union Hotel, which served travelers until July 1875 when it was destroyed by fire. Gross immediately built a new two-story brick hotel. He hired architect Julius Berndt, best known for the Hermann Monument, to design his new hotel.

Gross operated the Union Hotel until retiring in 1885; his son-in-law then managed the property for a short time. In 1899 Peter Manderfeld, the new owner of the Union Hotel, added a third floor, and changed the name to the Grand Hotel.

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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