Home Remodeling and Renovation in
Lake Elmo Regional Park Reserve
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Lake Elmo is a city in Washington County, Minnesota. Much of the area within the city limits is farmland. Lake Elmo, just southwest of Stillwater, Minnesota, began with one farm in 1852 on the southwest corner of the intersection of what is now Manning Avenue and 30th Street, southeast of downtown Lake Elmo and across the highway from the Lake Elmo Airport. The barn was originally built in 1875 and restored in 1998 as a house, but the 1852 farmhouse was intentionally burned down in March 2007. Many of the early farmers were Germans, and there were several Irish families. Several farmers specialized in Jersey and Holstein cattle and Yorkshire swine. Among these was William Moscrip, who developed a modern dairy facility now known as North Star Farms east of Sunfish Lake, which he sold in 1948 to Leo Shiltgen.
Lake Elmo gradually lost its importance as an agricultural center, but began to see residential growth as suburban development moved eastward from St. Paul. The construction of Lake Elmo Airport (actually in Baytown) in 1952 kept the city on the map. Today much of the city is taken up by Lake Elmo Regional Park Reserve, on the western shore of Lake Elmo.
Most of Lake Elmo is part of the Stillwater school district, and is home to Lake Elmo Elementary School and Oak-Land Jr. High School, which became one of the first schools to experience Apple's One To One Laptop Program.