The City of Albert Lea Heritage Preservation Commission Presents The 2015 Historic Downtown Albert Lea Preservation Fair. This is an educational fair for all who are passionate about Historic Preservation. Information will be provided for downtown building and business owners for upgrading their properties. The City of Albert Lea is proud to say we have one of the largest intact historic downtowns in the state of Minnesota! The downtown is considered the heart of a community. Downtowns and historic commercial districts are the center of commerce, government, banking and social life in our community. By preserving and revitalizing these traditional cores communities can distinguish themselves from the competition and set the table for economic development. The public is encouraged to attend to show the downtown your support. ALL are Welcome who are passionate about Historic Preservation!