Berg Hotel/Gaylord Park Get National Register Nominations 27 Sep 11

The Minnesota Historical Society State Review Board will consider a couple of area sites among twelve nominations to the National Register of Historic places November 1. The C. Berg Hotel in Sleepy Eye and the Gaylord City Park are among the nominees. The hotel was built in 1899 and reflected the late Queen Anne commercial style with heavy Kasota stone sills and central arched stone entry. Last October, several people toured the Berg Hotel and learned how historically significant the building was. The Gaylord City Park, also known as “The Grove,” hosted a July Fourth celebration around the turn of the century that included speeches, athletic events, hot air balloon concessions, fireworks and dancing. It now includes a pavilion, a 1916 dance hall, a 1940 band shell, two picnic shelters, civic monuments and offers lake views, baseball park and a concrete boat dock built in 1940.