I got a phone call from former City Councilor Jim Herried today, alerting me that this house near downtown at the corner of 2nd and Division (110 Division St. to be exact) is due to be torn down this week or next. Jim said it’s one of the oldest (if not the oldest) houses in Northfield, that it’s owned by Carleton College which has been trying to sell it to someone willing to move it, to no avail. They evidently need the land to expand the adjacent parking lot. Jim said the HPC knows about it but can’t do anything to stop it.
To my knowledge, there’s not been a for-sale sign in the yard, nor an ad in the Northfield News or the REG, nor a listing on the MLS about the house, nor anything on Carleton’s web site about it. If Carleton wants to sell the house, I’m not sure why they’re not marketing it.