Panoway on Wayzata Bay reactivates a historic railroad house
City of Wayzata and Wayzata Conservancy
1902, 1944, 1963
2019 - current
Condition assessment, construction drawings for stabilization, plan for reuse, National Register of Historic Places nomination, fundraising support
2,300 sq. ft.
A historic railroad house is poised to become a lakefront learning center as part of the multiphase Panoway on Wayzata Bay project.
The Wayzata Section Foreman House was built as a home for the section foreman of the Great Northern Railroad in c. 1902. The small house is an important community resource for its lakefront location and early history. But, the now-vacant home has been renovated by many users over time, making the history and historic character unclear.
New History worked with the City of Wayzata, the Wayzata Conservancy, and other key project stakeholders to develop a plan to successfully reuse the Section Foreman House as part of the larger Panoway on Wayzata Bay project. The house will become a vibrant lakefront learning center, continuing the legacy of this small house as a community asset.