Heritage Commission

Meeting Time:

Second Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm at the Florence Township Town Hall, Highway 61, Frontenac Station, Minnesota.

Public is welcome and encouraged.

The mission of the Florence Township Heritage Preservation Commission is to protect and preserve the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historic features of Florence Township designated Historic Districts.

“Welcome to the Florence Township HPC web site. If you reside in the Frontenac historical district and plan to modify your property, please use the “Design Guide Resource” and the “Goodhue County Zoning Regulations” for regulations governing property alterations. Print a copy of the “Design Review Application,” complete it along with the requested drawings, and bring it to the next scheduled HPC meeting. You will require approval signatures from the HPC and Planning Commission before you take your request/plans to the Florence Township Board of Supervisors. These approvals are needed for submitting the building permit to the Goodhue Co Land Use Management Office. 

If you reside in Florence Township and are interested in our heritage, please consider joining the commission by applying to the Florence Township Board at one of the their scheduled meetings. Thank you for your interest in maintaining and advancing our Frontenac heritage.”



June 14, 2022 6:00 P.M.

All are invited to the Comprehensive Historic Resource Survey Presentation by Landscape Research LLC principal researcher Carole Zelle. Florence Town Hall Frontenac Station MN 
Carole will be presenting the comprehensive historic resource survey that reviews the historic properties, parks, surrounding shoreline and landscape settings of our beautiful historic district. Landscape Research LLC has worked closely with the MN State Historic Preservation Office to prepare this survey to be used to update our portion of the National Register of Historic Places official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. The Old Frontenac Historic District description hasn’t been updated or verified since it was originally approved in 1973. 

History Fair and Ice Cream Social

Florence Town Hall, Frontenac Station, MN
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 1:00-3:00 P.M.

 Historical Information on display by:
Lake City Historical Society, Goodhue County Historical Society, Lake City 150th Anniversary Celebration, Frontenac 160th Celebration, Florence Township HPC. 
1:30 P.M. Lorry Wendland will give a short presentation on the insights and revelations that occurred while researching the two new books that trace the history of the Frontenac Cemetery. Books available for purchase. 

Ice Cream Social following the presentation.
(Featuring Linda Buysse’s homemade ice cream!)

Sponsored by: Frontenac Heritage Preservation Commission
Linda Buysse and Lorry Wendland


HPC Bylaws

Design Review Application

Design Guideline Resource

Outdoor lighting basics

1973 NPS Nomination Form

MNSHPO  Preservation Office

MHS Specialists Directory

19th Century Timeline of



Katy Beckman Chairperson

Carol Gardner

Pamela Miller (05-10-22)

Joyce Engstrom

Janet Malotky (05-10-22)

Liz Schmidt ex officio Goodhue County Historical Society

Jim McIlrath ex officio Florence Township Supervisor liaison
Phone: 651-345-4779

7 Members

2-3 year terms

May be reappointed after 3 year break

Annual Meeting in May


Florence Township Hall is located in Goodhue County, Minnesota

33915 Highway 61 Blvd
Frontenac, MN 55026 

Email: florencetwp1@yahoo.com