A actual estate listing to offer Rochester's Plummer pump residence for $550,000 went viral online this week.

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It was the old tunnels under what was initially a pump home for Dr. Henry and Daisy Plummer’s adjacent house. The head later became the home of the caretaker because that the Plummer property.

"It’s a special property. It's certainly unique," claimed Glass-Yares.

An open house is booked for the property from 11 a.m. Come 3 p.m. Saturday. Hardhats and also lights will certainly be furnished to tourism the tunnels.

The tunnels or caves under the house are a bit of a mystery.

The key passageway sculpted from the cavern is about 220 feet long, with a sidewalk increase the middle and also a lighted ceiling. It is 18 feet vast and more than 8 feet high. Shorter bisecting tunnels to the right and also left the the main tunnel may have been provided to store wine and vegetables.


Some speak the caves may have actually pre-dated the building and construction of the pump house. One concept is the the caves may have actually been a beer storage area offered by the Old Centennial, an early Rochester tavern that stood nearby.


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Gertrude Plummer when said that her father, Dr. Plummer, wanted to raise mushrooms in the tunnel. However, the industrious doctor, who was a crucial figure in the early growth of mei Clinic, never discovered the time. Korby stated carriage equines were supposedly stabled in the caves at one point.

While the nearby main Plummer building is own by the City that Rochester as a historical site, the caretaker house has been bought and sold together a personal home due to the fact that 1972.

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The listing price for the 3,000-square-foot cottage is $550,000, which includes the tunnels.


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ROCHESTER, Minn. — sometimes it’s more than a house’s location, curb appeal or number of bedrooms that attracts interest.

periodically it’s the tunnels under the house.

A real estate listing to market the

, close to the historic Plummer house in Rochester, Minn., sparked intense interest this week, and a tweet on the real estate voyeur account

. It's noted by Edina Realty Realtors Julie Glass-Yares and also Michael Korby native the twin Cities.

in ~ minutes the the listing being made public,
zillowgonewild tweeted, “You never ever really know what’s keep going in a home,” v photos the the

. However, it no the picture of the strange old rock exterior or wooden floors inside that spurred real estate fans to "oooh" and also "aaahh."

It was the old tunnels under what was initially a pump home for Dr. Henry and also Daisy Plummer’s adjacent house. The cottage later came to be the house of the caretaker because that the Plummer property.

"It’s a one-of-a-kind property. It's definitely unique," claimed Glass-Yares.

one open home is scheduled for the residential or commercial property from 11 a.m. Come 3 p.m. Saturday. Hardhats and lights will certainly be furnished to tourism the tunnels.

The tunnels or caves under the home are a little bit of a mystery.

The key passageway sculpted from the cave is about 220 feet long, with a sidewalk up the middle and also a lighted ceiling. That is 18 feet broad and an ext than 8 feet high. Shorter bisecting tunnels come the right and left that the key tunnel may have actually been used to keep wine and also vegetables.

part say the caves may have actually pre-dated the building of the pump house. One theory is that the caves may have been a beer storage area supplied by the Old Centennial, an early Rochester tavern the stood nearby.

Gertrude Plummer as soon as said the her father, Dr. Plummer, wanted to raise mushroom in the tunnel. However, the laborious doctor, who was a vital figure in the beforehand growth of mei Clinic, never uncovered the time. Korby said carriage steeds were supposedly stabled in the caves in ~ one point.

when the nearby main Plummer property is own by the City of Rochester together a historic site, the caretaker house has been bought and also sold as a personal home because 1972.

The listing price because that the 3,000-square-foot head is $550,000, which contains the tunnels.