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Chubb House

The Chubb House, built in 1867, is the oldest brick house in Fairmont as the house sits on a hill, overlooking Lake Sisseton. The Chubb House is one of southwestern Minnesota’s few extant examples of the Greek Revival style. The one-and-a-half-story house was constructed of bricks that were burnt of clay from Buffalo Lake in Martin County. The basement was constructed of large fieldstones and lake boulders held together with mortar which was scored around each rock on both the inside and outside of the foundation.

It was the home of Orville Chubb, who was the community’s first physician. In 1866 Chubb, moved to Minnesota with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Lottie. He and other town founders planned the town of Fairmont and began building homes and businesses.

However, in 1992, the house was threatened with demolition to make room for a parking lot. Hence, The Martin County Preservation Association was formed to save the house. The Association purchased the house for $35,000 and refurbished it. In conclusion, the house was saved to preserve and communicate the past for future generations to come.

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If you love the Chubb House, check out their sister location The Red Rock Center!
Chubb House

Chubb House


209 Lake Avenue
Fairmont, MN 56031

(507) 235-9262

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323 East Blue Earth Avenue
P.O. Box 976
Fairmont, MN 56031


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