Historic Boutwell House plans for restoration, volunteers requested

A historic home in Stillwater, Minn. has already avoided demolition thanks to a reality TV star.  But now the Boutwell house needs to be fixed up, and doing that is no easy task. 

In January, there was a bulldozer incident stopped mid-demolition by HGTV’s Nicole Curtis.

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Then, there was the challenge of trying to buy the house and property, which finally happened at a cost of $600,000.

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The Boutwell house, built in 1870, continues to provide drama in 2015.  But now the Washington County Historical Society wants less drama, and more history.  So they’re starting to clean out the house they now own to get it “back to order.”

Their goal is restoring it to the era when Rev. William Boutwell, the missionary credited with naming Lake Itasca, lived in it.  The historical society is looking for volunteers to help with the renovations, and is still raising money.

For more information on getting involved, click here.


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