Are you looking for a perfect Minnesota town to spend a few relaxing days in? How about checking out Sauk Centre, Minnesota? Sauk Centre is located in central Minnesota, between Alexandria and Saint Cloud. Many people drive by on Interstate 94, not ever knowing what they are missing. Sauk Centre advertises itself as being the birthplace of Sinclair Lewis, who was a famous novelist.
But what can you expect if you stop in Sauk Centre? Sauk Centre is great town with endless opportunities. Sauk Centre was home to the Pangburn brickyard. Many buildings and homes in town have an “orangish” tint to the bricks. This orange tint really sets apart the Pangburn bricks from other Minnesota bricks. Look at the beautiful rich color in the brick below, which was stamped by the David Pangburn brickyard.
When you drive through Sauk Centre, you can’t miss taking Main Street through town. What a nice grouping of old and new, with new development around the interstate and still some historic buildings near the original downtown. Along this path lies the Ivy Brick Inn, which is also made of Pangburn brick. How do you know for sure? It has the classic orange tint and also has a Pangburn stamped brick on the outside of the house.
The Ivy Brick Inn is owned by Annette Hinnenkamp, and is a bed and breakfast for gatherings and retreats, and also houses a flower shop. The house was built around the turn of the century, so the brick detailing is superb. Check out these neat brick details on the house.
There are many things to do in the Sauk Centre area. If you like antiquing, fishing, hunting, or just relaxing, this is a perfect place. For those history buffs out there, nothing beats staying in a classic Victorian brick house. For more information on the Ivy Brick Inn, click on the advertisement on the sidebar.