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Black and white photograph  of a brick manufactured at the Imdieke brick yard between 1883 and 1915 in Meire Grove.

Imdieke brick

Photograph of a brick manufactured at the Imdieke brick yard between 1883 and 1915 in Meire Grove.

Black and white photograph of the brickyard run by Herman and Joseph Imdieke c.1890.

Imdieke Brickyard

Photograph of the brickyard run by Herman and Joseph Imdieke, c.1890. From the Fred W. Peterson archival collection, Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Photograph of Clemens Meyer's general store on Oak Grove Street in Meire Grove c.1900.

Meyer's General Store

Photograph of Clemens Meyer's general store on Oak Grove Street in Meire Grove, c.1900. From the Fred W. Peterson archival collection, Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Color image of 1896 plat map of Grove Township in Stearns County.

Plat map of Grove Township

1896 plat map of Grove Township in Stearns County.

Black and white photograph of a brick house under construction in Meire Grove c.1890.

Brick house under construction in Meire Grove

Photograph of a brick house under construction in Meire Grove, c.1890. From the Fred W. Peterson archival collection, Stearns History Museum, St. Cloud.

Imdieke Brickyard

From 1883-1915, Imdieke Brickyard in Meire Grove produced bricks using traditional European methods. Residents supported this business venture by purchasing materials to create structures that represented their German culture.

MN90: Honeywell's Hot Little Thermostat

The Honeywell round thermostat design is one of the most user-friendly and underappreciated appliance designs of all time. MN90 Producer Andi McDaniel explains what has made the “T86 Round” so popular and so enduring.

Black and white image of Honeywell Round thermostat.

Honeywell Round thermostat

The Honeywell Round, 2007. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user Flickr user midnightcomm.

Color image of Honeywell Chronotherm counter sign.

Honeywell Chronotherm counter sign

Metal stand-up counter sign advertising the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company's Chronotherm Automatic Thermostat. Created by Donaldson Art Sign between 1930 and 1945.

Black and white photograph of Honeywell Round thermostats ready for final checkout and packaging at a factory in Golden Valley, c.1955.

Honeywell Round thermostats ready for final checkout and packaging

Honeywell Round thermostats ready for final checkout and packaging at a factory in Golden Valley, c.1955.

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