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Historical Sites - Public Buildings - Vista Lutheran Church

    Architecture: Gothic Revival
    Year Built: 1908

    Location: County Rd. 20, Otisco Township North of New Richland off MN 13 Waseca County, MN

    Built in 1908, the church is significant as the structure that best embodies the Swedish heritage of Waseca County. The red brick and stone church exhibits various elements of the Gothic Revival style of architecture. The interior has beautiful stenciling decorating the walls and ceiling; and the pulpit is carved and positioned high above the congregation.

    Year: 2001
    Location: County Rd. 20, Otisco Township North of New Richland off MN 13 Waseca County, MN

    The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The church still sits at the crossroads of two country lanes, humbly only a few feet from the cornfields. Upon visiting the actual site, one knows why the church was called "Vista." A magnificent view of the farmland and fields we know as Waseca County is apparent as one stands atop the front steps while departing Vista Lutheran Church.