Archdiocese sells Hazelwood property

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Hazelwood property owned by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis sold for $356,000. Courtesy Edina Realty

The Hazelwood property owned by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis sold for $356,000. Courtesy Edina Realty

A U.S. bankruptcy court judge Feb. 25 approved the sale of a residential property the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis owned near Northfield. The 10-acre property with a 2,500-square-foot house sold to a Faribault couple for $365,000, $45,000 less than its initial asking price.

Located at 10310 295th St. W. in Greenvale Township, the property was on the market for six months. The house was built in 1973 and has five bedrooms and three baths. Bernard and Delores Hofschulte donated the property to the archdiocese in December 1998.

The archdiocese called the acreage “the Hazelwood property” because of its close proximity to the unincorporated community Hazelwood in Rice County. Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn lived there for several years after he retired, and Archbishop Emeritus John Nienstedt used it as a weekend getaway.

In addition to the Hazelwood property, the archdiocese has also sold the Msgr. Ambrose Hayden Center in St. Paul to the Minnesota Historical Society and is in the process of selling two adjacent properties: the chancery and archbishop’s residence at 226 Summit Ave. and 230 Summit Ave., and the Dayton Building at 244 Dayton Ave. behind the Cathedral of St. Paul, as well as a neighboring vacant lot.

The archdiocese entered Chapter 11 Reorganization in January 2015 in response to mounting claims of child sex abuse by clergy members.

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