William LeDuc House

hastings, minnesota

William Gates LeDuc, a noted Minnesota pioneer, Civil War General and land and railroad promoter purchased a large tract of land in 1854 for his residence. Designs for his property and outbuildings are modeled on drawings taken from the pattern books of Andrew Jackson Downing. The LeDuc residence was the first historic site acquired by the Minnesota Historical Society; it's now owned by the City of Hastings and houses exhibits for the Dakota County Historical Society.


MacDonald & Mack has completed several projects at the house, including a full architectural services for restoration, masonry repointing; mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and fire suppression upgrades; and interior finishes restoration.


Photos by Hai Truong



Dakota County Historical Society



Structural engineer: Mattson Macdonald Young



Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Award



William LeDuc House historic site

National Register nomination

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