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  • Rice County Courthouse, Faribault, MN, US 2008
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Faribault Things to Do

  • Funky Houses of Faribault (2)

    Goodness gracious! If you ever find yourself with an old Victorian home--please do not paint it baby blue and cotton candy pink. This place looks much worse in real life than it does in the photo.

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  • Funky Houses of Faribault (1)

    I have never been to a town which has more odd old houses than Faribault. This is the first in a series of "Funky Houses of Faribault". This place is an old Victorian that has been resided with varnished wood. I've nnot seen another house like it anywhere. Have you?

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  • The Methodist Church

    This is quite the odd building--especially for a church. Reminds me of the Ny Glyptotek in Copenhagen, except on a vastly smaller scale. But odd architecture is what gives Faribault a certain charm.

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  • The Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour

    This cathedral (we can be a little pretentious in small town America) is purported to be the very first Episcopal cathedral built in the United States. The cornerstone was laid in 1862. Originally , it was something of a mission church seeking for converts among the Native Americans. Nowadays it just serves the wasps of Faribault. Constructed with...

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  • Commemorating early traders

    The town's founder (some guy by the name of Faribault) was a trader and apparently got on well with the Native Americans in the area. This monument which is a fountain in the summertime, shows the good will which supposedly existed between the Faribault clan and the indigenous people.

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  • Downtown Faribault

    Just like stepping into Mayberry with the shop awnings and old main street architecture. While the buildings remain in fairly good repair, the businesses in the older parts of town seem to lack staying power. All retail is now found at the ubiquitous strip malls on the outskirts of town.

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Faribault Off The Beaten Path

  • The parochial Hispanic church

    What do you think of this small whiewashed church almost blended in the neighborhood? The Hispanic community in southern Minnesota is quite large and there are stores, restaurants, and churches that cater almost exclusively to the non-English speaking community.I think this church is quite beautiful in its austere white an dgreen motif. It is a...

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  • Catholic Church (2)

    What do you make of this monstrosity. It seems to borrow some influences of a romanesque architecture, but it leaves me feeling flat. The belltower is nice enough, but the facade is just plain brownish-reddish brick. Ugh. Boring.

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  • One of the Catholic Churches

    I find myself becoming more interested in churches each passing day. I never used to give them a second thought, but now I find them to be some of the most iteresting places in an average town. In these modern times, old building keep finding their way under the wrecking ball. But churches, for the most part, seem to survive. I just love the solid...

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