W.W. Mayo House, 118 Main Street North, Le Sueur, Minnesota

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W.W. Mayo House

Address: 118 Main Street N
Le Sueur, Minnesota
Le Sueur County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1859
Primary Style: Gothic
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Historic Function: Medical office
Other Historic Function: Medical office
Current Function: Museum
Builder: W.W. Mayo
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
First Owner: W.W. Mayo

Le Sueur Le Sueur

W.W. Mayo House, 118 Main Street North, Le Sueur, Minnesota
(44.462571° N, 93.914469° WLatitude: 44°27′45.256″N
Longitude: 93°54′52.088″W
National Register of Historic Places Information
Reference URL: [Reference]
Certification date: 1969/11/25
Level of significance: National

This modest frame building was a home and medical office constructed in 1859 by physician W.W. Mayo. W. W. Mayo hand-built the Gothic-style home in 1859 and set up his first medical practice in a room upstairs. In 1863, Dr. Mayo was appointed examining surgeon for the Minnesota Civil War draft board, headquartered in Rochester. Later, Dr. Mayo and his sons founded the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

In 1874, the Cosgroves moved into the home. In 1903, Carson Nesbit Cosgrove conducted the organizational meeting and later served as the head of the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, which became the Green Giant Company in 1950.

The house is now operated as a museum by the Mayo House Interpretive Society.


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W.W. Mayo House Historic Site operated by the Mayo House Interpretive Society


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