Waconia City Hall

Waconia City Hall

The second city hall building in Waconia. Refurbished into senior apartments in the late 1990s and early 2000s. This building was nominated to the National Register for Historic Places.

Ice Cutting Crew on East Shore of Lake Waconia

Ice Cutting Crew on East Shore of Lake Waconia

Ice cutting crew on east shore of Lake Waconia. Large group of men wearing work clothes and heavy jackets standing in front of a building, snow in foreground. Another building in background. Circa 1918-1925.

Aerial View of Waconia

Aerial View of Waconia

Aerial view of Waconia. Shows city and streets by a lake, a road and farms in foreground. Circa 1945.

Sherman House Hotel- Waconia

Sherman House Hotel- Waconia

This was one of the hotels contributing to Waconia being a summer tourist destination.

Lake House Hotel

Lake House Hotel

Two story building with poeple standing and sitting on second floor porch. Man seated on first floor porch. Sign on building "LAKE HOUSE/ A.F. SCHUTZ PROP". Dirt street. Man holding the reins on a horse which has a rider. Wood pile visible on left side of building. Circa 1880s.
This was one of the hotels contributing to Waconia being a summer tourist destination.

City Hall

City Hall

The first City Hall building of Waconia. This building was u destroyed in an unusual way during the Waconia Cyclone on August 20, 1904. When the upper floor fell, wooden chairs on that floor remained standing perfectly straight in their rows. Circa 1890s.

Waconia Street Scene

Waconia Street Scene

Shows Main Street of Waconia in 1868.

Waconia Street Scene

Waconia Street Scene

Shows Main Street in the early 1900s.

City of Waconia

The city of Waconia, in Carver County, Minnesota, has a long and rich history. Located just thirty miles southwest of the Twin Cities on the north shore of Lake Waconia, it has long been a tourist destination.

City Hall detail, 1904

City Hall detail, 1904

This image shows up close detail of the damage done to the City Hall. In the center can be seen the rows of chairs dropped with the second story which remained standing in their rows.

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