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Heins Block

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Area  less than one acre
NRHP Reference #  01000842
Added to NRHP  8 August 2001
Built  1896
Opened  1896
Heins Block
Location  102-104 N. 9th St., Olivia, Minnesota
Architectural style  Queen Anne style architecture

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. 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.

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.

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