Richard W. Sears House, 305 Main Street North, Stewartville, Minnesota

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Richard W. Sears House

Address: 305 Main Street N
Stewartville, Minnesota
Olmsted County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1860
Historic Function: Single Dwellingwarning.png"Single Dwelling" is not in the list of possible values (House/single dwelling or duplex, Airport terminal, Apartments/condominiums, Auditorium/music facility, Bank/financial institution, Barn/agricultural building, Business, Capitol , City hall/town hall/, Civic, Clinic/medical office, Clubhouse, College/university, Correctional facility, Courthouse, Dancehall/reception area, Department store, Drive-in restaurant or business, Energy facility, Fire/police station, Fortification, Gas/filling station, Government office, Grain elevator, Hospital, Hotel/motel, Institutional housing, Library, Manufacturing facility, Meeting hall, Military facility, Mortuary/funeral home, Multiple dwelling, Museum, Office, Organizational, Park building, Post office, Public works, Rail-related, including depots, Ranger station, Religious/Place of worship, Religious facility, other, Resort/spa, Restaurant, Sanitarium, School, Shopping center/mall/strip mall, Secondary building/sheds, privies, Sports facility/stadium, Theater/concert hall, Warehouse/storage, Other) for this property.
Current Function: Museum
Builder: Nicholas Gaskigar

Stewartville Olmsted

Richard W. Sears House, 305 Main Street North, Stewartville, Minnesota
(43.856724° N, 92.488491° WLatitude: 43°51′24.206″N
Longitude: 92°29′18.568″W

305 Main Street North is attributed to being the childhood home of Richard Sears, founder of Sears, Roebuck Company.



James Sears, father of Richard Sears, was an early pioneer of Stewartville. He worked as a blacksmith. The family lived in this house until 1869 when they moved to nearby Spring Valley.

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    Hanson, Krista Finstad. Minnesota Open House: A Guide to Historic House Museums. 1st. St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2007.

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