August 25, 2004
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO CONSIDER THE DESIGNATION OF
255 HARRIET STREET AS A
WINONA HERITAGE PRESERVATION SITE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Winona, Minnesota, will meet in the Council Chambers on the Third Floor of City Hall, 207 Lafayette Street, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2004, to consider the designation of property located at 255 Harriet Street as a Local Winona Heritage Preservation Site.
Historically referenced as the Bell House, this home displays elements of the Queen Anne style in its massing and roofline, while the many window arrangements are more suggestive of the Arts and Crafts style. The home was constructed in 1887 by Frederic and Frances Bell. Frances Bell was a daughter to local timber magnate, William Laird. Frederic Bell, an attorney, worked for the Laird-Norton Lumber Company. Although he rose to its presidency in 1917, he had also served in various capacities with the Weyerhaeuser Lumber and Timber Company as well as the Idaho and Montana Railway Company. At the local level, Mr. Bell served on the Winona Park Board for many years and was instrumental in the development of Lake Park. A detached carriage house structure complements this designation.
Further information may be obtained by contacting the Department of Community Development, Room 210, City Hall at (507) 457-8250.
Dated: August 23, 2004 Monica Hennessy Mohan