Andrew John Volstead House (The Granite Falls Historical Society)
Located in Granite Falls, Minnesota, the Andrew John Volstead House was built in 1878. It was the home of Minnesota congressman Andrew Volstead from 1894-1930. It is now a museum and headquarters of the Granite Falls Historical Society. Volstead was the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and authored the Volstead Act of 1919, the mechanism that enforced Prohibition—the 18th amendment to the Constitution that banned the manufacturing, selling, and transportation of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933. The house is a National Historic Landmark and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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