Heritage Preservation Commission

The Heritage Preservation Commission is composed of five (5) members appointed by the City Council for one (1) year terms. At least one member shall concurrently be a representative of the Pipestone County Historical Society and the remaining members shall be drawn from persons with demonstrated interest and/or expertise in historic preservation. The Commission encourages the preservation and reuse of landmarks and properties in the historic district. They are responsible for reviewing Special Building Permits concerning signage, remodeling, repair and/or painting or new construction of buildings located in the historic district and to inform and educate the citizens of Pipestone concerning the historical, cultural, architectural, archaeological or engineering heritage of the city.

If you are interested in serving on the Heritage Preservation Commission, please email City Office.

Meeting Location

  • Council Chambers
    City Hall
    119 2nd Ave. #9
    Pipestone, MN 56164

 Phone: (507) 825-3324

Heritage Preservation Commission

Commission Member
 
Term Expires
Dawn Heidebrink Member January 2018
John McCallum Member January 2018
Betty McCabe Member January 2018
Anthony Koenders Member January 2018
Linsey Prunty Member January 2018
Rodger Smidt Council Liasion January 2018
Meets 2nd Monday of every other month at 5:30 p.m.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW....


Historic Preservation Commission was formed in 1978 as a part of the nationwide network in groups dedicated to the preservation and celebration of our architectural heritage. The Historic Preservation Commission serves as a citizen advisory body to the Pipestone City Council, preserving the historical architecturally significant buildings and districts while enabling necessary modifications for contemporary use.

Historic Preservation Commission evaluates the architectural and historical significance of building and districts.

The Commission recommends buildings or districts to the City Council for designation as local historic sites or National Register of Historic Places sites.

Review all signage, remodeling, repair, painting, new construction, demolition, moving, landscape and terrain alteration special building permit applications. These reviews apply to both contributing and noncontributing sites.

Designation as a local historic site is a form of protection for significant buildings and districts. Once designated for heritage preservation, a building’s exterior may not be extensively modified or the building removed without review by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Historic Preservation Application Procedure:
  1. All applications for the Historic District and all other designated historic sites should contact the Building and Zoning Official to determine eligibility. 
  2. Complete Historic Preservation Permit Application will all required documents set forth in the application form.
  3. Historic Preservation Permit Application will need to be reviewed by Heritage Preservation Commission for approval.
  4. Complete application for Building Permit with the Building and Zoning Official
  5. Building Permit will last 6 months from issued date.
For sign standards in Heritage Preservation sites within the Pipestone Historic District:

City Code Chapter 11 Section 11.75-Signs


For questions about signage, remodeling, repair, painting, new construction, demolition, moving, landscape, and terrain alterations process:

Heritage Preservation Commission
City of Pipestone-City Hall
119 2nd Ave SW; Suite #9
Pipestone, MN 56164

(507)  825.3324

For more information:

City’s Downtown Historic District

Minnesota buildings listed on the National Historic Places:

Federal Tax Incentives: