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This building was originally called the Tallman Building. In 1913, David N. Tallman built it for commercial use. O.E. Hedin, D.D.S, bought the building in 1932 and added the second floor in 1941. It was used for offices, Hedin’s dental office, and other things. Lloyd Stenberg bought the building from Norling Bros. in 1944 and sold it to J. Albert Peterson for $18,000 in 1954. However, the owner through the years was still Hedin estate. Don Miller said in 1995 that Phil Hagen, Corneil, and a typewriter shop also had businesses in the building as did The Willmar Credit Bureau. It is believed that in 1907, the space was the site of the Wold and Simon Photography Studio. Currently, the building is owned by Paul Mikkelson and is two stories of office space. This building is a very ornate example of an early twentieth century commercial building and one of 2-3 downtown buildings which are faced with glazed brick (others have been altered). It is one of the most architecturally significant commercial buildings in all of Willmar. It is also part of a handful of glazed brick commercial buildings in all of western Minnesota, and certainly one of the nicest.

 

Mikkelson Building

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