The J.V. Bailey House - Falcon Heights, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 44° 58.754 W 093° 10.109
15T E 486716 N 4980657
Quick Description: The J.V.Bailey house is the first stop of ten on the Minnesota State Fair Historical Walking Tour.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2010 6:36:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM98H4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member KC0GRN
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Long Description:
The Minnesota State Fair Historical Walking Tour is a 10 stop tour around the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The J.V.Bailey house is the first stop on the walking tour.

This home honors J.V. Bailey, founder of Bailey Nurseries, who served as Superintendent of Horticulture and as a member of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society Board of Managers (1924 - 1932).

The J.V. Bailey House was built in 1911 and restored in 2006. A plaque in front of the house reads:


J.V. Bailey House
Honoring J.V. Bailey
Dedicated August 27, 2006

J.V. Bailey, founder of Bailey Nurseries, served the
State Fair as Superintendent of Horticulture (1912-1923)
and as a leading member of the Minnesota State
Agricultural Society Board of Managers (1924-1932).
He was President of the board in 1933-1934.

This residence was home to State Fair
greenhouse superintendents and groundskeepers
from the 1920s to 2004. It was also the fair-time home
for board members from the 1920s through 1969.
He was President of the board in 1933-1934.

The J.V. Bailey House now provides community meeting
space, a State Fair reference library and offices for the
Minnesota State Fair Foundation.

Preservation of this historical property was
supported by the Bailey Nursery Foundation and
the Gordon and Margaret Bailey Foundation.


Marker Type:: Other

Visit Instructions:
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