Just south and east of 4th Street and 13th Avenue Southeast in Rochester is a unique single family home housing development named Homestead Addition. The area was developed by Mayo Properties starting in the mid 1940s to house the influx of returning World War II veterans who would work at Mayo Clinic. The land previously had been the homestead farm of Dr. William Worrall Mayo and he had raised his boys Will and Charlie on the farm. When the plan was developed, several progressive ideas including back sidewalks, passive solar, and more were incorporated into the neighborhood. The streets consist of a set of interconnected courts that are all named for historical families that are in some way associated with the Mayos. In this lecture, Paul Koeller who lived in the neighborhood from 1977 to 1986, will share stories about the origins of the neighborhood and the historical names behind the courts. You'll come away knowing more the history of the neighborhood, passive solar housing, and quite a bit of Mayo genealogy and history.
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Online via Zoom, link will be sent via email prior to the class
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