Heins Block

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Heins Block
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Heins Block is located in Minnesota
Heins Block
Heins Block is located in the United States
Heins Block
Location102-104 N. 9th St., Olivia, Minnesota
Coordinates44°46′36″N 94°59′23″W / 44.77667°N 94.98972°W / 44.77667; -94.98972Coordinates: 44°46′36″N 94°59′23″W / 44.77667°N 94.98972°W / 44.77667; -94.98972
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectHedlund, A.J.
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference #01000842[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 8, 2001

The Heins Block is the most prominent commercial building in the city of Olivia, Minnesota, United States. It was built in 1896 to house a bank and a hardware store owned by P.W. Heins.[2] P.W. Heins opened up his first mercantile store soon after the village of Olivia was surveyed by the Hastings and Dakota Railway. Heins established the Peoples Bank in 1889.[3]:894–895

The architect, A.J. Hedlund, designed a Queen Anne-styled house for Heins. After the house was designed, Heins commissioned Hedlund to design a building for the Peoples Bank. The building was completed in 1896 and housed the bank and the Heins and Byers Hardware Store on the first level, with offices and apartments on the second and third levels. It has Romanesque details such as arched window openings, as well as a recessed Roman arched entrance resting above two short columns.[4]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Mary Ann Nord (2003). National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota: A Guide. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 199. ISBN 0873514483.
  3. ^ Franklin Curtiss-Wedge (1916). History of Renville County. H.C. Cooper, Jr. & Company.
  4. ^ Denis P. Gardner (September 2011). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Banks of Minnesota, 1853-1960 (Draft)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-26.