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GREAT ARCHITECTURE and Rich History


architecture. The building was constructed of massive Sioux quartzite (red rock) blocks which were quarried in southwest Minnesota. The red stone was combined with contrasting buff colored limestone for a polychromatic effect. The three gables at the top of the building each showcase three small arched stained glass windows while the main level of the building features 19 restored stained glass windows.


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ake a step back in time and enjoy Fairmont’s wide array of architecture and historical sites.


The Martin County Courthouse is classical in architecture. The first story is built of Marquette rain-drop sandstone from Michigan. Second and third stories are built of Buff-Bedford limestone from Indiana. It is fireproof throughout. The dome extends 58 feet above the roof, making it 108 feet from the ground. The painted mural in the dome represents peace, war, inspiration, genius, sentence, and execution.


The Fairmont Opera House is a unique building, which has enriched the architectural, cultural, and commercial life of the region for over 100 years. The atmosphere, ghosts, and memories of great actors, entertainers, and shows are all here at the Fairmont Opera House.


The George Wohlhuter Mansion was built in 1899 for $35,000 and is Victorian style with four Corinthian columns and carved oak. Rose mahogany paneling and woodwork, Italian marble, and colored and cut glass windows are found throughout the mansion. There are six fireplaces and a third floor ballroom.


The Chubb House, overlooking Lake Sisseton, was built in 1867 of brick made from the banks of Buffalo Lake. It is of Greek Revival architecture.


Red Rock Center for The Arts, originally the First Church of Christ Scientist, was designed by prominent Minnesota architect Harry W. Jones and is an excellent example of the Richardson Romanesque style of


For more information call Fairmont CVB 1-800-657-3280.


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