The Historic R.D. Hubbard House is one of the finest examples of French Second Empire architecture in Minnesota. The Historic Hubbard House survives in its original form, having been occupied by only the Hubbard family (1871-1938) and the Blue Earth County Historical Society (1938-present).
The 16-room historic house museum chronicles the life of R.D. and his family from 1871 to 1905. The home combines rich beauty and “new” innovation. The home featured the first private residence in Mankato to have indoor plumbing, electricity, and a telephone connecting the home to Hubbard Milling Company.
The adjoining 1890 Carriage House contains a collection of horse-drawn vehicles and antique automobiles. Elegant Victorian gardens landscape the two buildings. The House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Mankato Heritage Preservation Landmark.
The Historic Hubbard House is open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend and on weekends in December for guided tours.
For more information on the Hubbard Family, purchase Meet the Hubbards by Beth Zimmer from our online store.
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