1325 Mount Curve, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Harry B Waite Residence

1325 Mount Curve Exterior Front Facade
Address: 1325 Mount Curve
Neighborhood/s: Lowry Hill East, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1907
Primary Style: Tudor Revival
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: William Channing Whitney
Builder: M. Schumagher or Schumacher
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Material of Roof: Slate
Material of Foundation: Stone
Building Permit Number: B72162
First Owner: Harry Bradley Waite
Notes: Built in 1907 by well known residential architect, William Channing Whitney for Harry Bradley Waite, lumber businessman and banker. The three story 10,000 square foot mansion was built in the Tudor style of brown brick and light stone work details with a rear two car carriage house.

The spectacular interior oak woodwork is showcased in the large well appointed rooms,hard wood floors, fireplaces and the foyer's grand divided staircase. A hand painted wraparound scenic mural above the foyer wainscot paneling depicts the forests of the Northwestern United States in which Mr. Waite's business interests were located.

Lowry Hill East Minneapolis Hennepin


Built in 1906 by well known residential architect, William Channing Whitney for Harry Bradley Waite, lumber businessman and banker. The three story 10,000 square foot mansion was built in the Tudor style of brown brick and light stone work details with a rear two car carriage house.

The spectacular interior oak woodwork is showcased in the large well appointed rooms,hard wood floors, fireplaces and the foyer's grand divided staircase. A hand painted wraparound scenic mural above the foyer wainscot paneling depicts the forests of the Northwestern United States in which Mr. Waite's business interests were located.

This lovely Tudor, at over 10,000 square feet, was designed and built by architect William Channing Whitney in 1906 for Minneapolis lumber magnate, Harry Bradley Waite. Waite was the only son among 5 siblings of Minneapolis physician Dr. Henry J. and Ann Ellis Waite, natives of England. H. B. Waite was married to Luella Lichty and had one daughter, Elizabeth. In 1896 Waite organized and was president of the H.B. Waite Lumber Company, Minneapolis, and also of the Waite Mill & Timber Company of Granite Falls, Washington in 1903, till the 1920s. In 1929, he was also a director of the Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis and was the chairman of the building committee of the new headquarters of that bank located at 6th and Marquette in Minneapolis. That fine building succumbed to a major fire on Thanksgiving Day in 1982 and had to be razed. The replacement structure is presently occupied by the Wells Fargo Center.

Daughter, Elizabeth Waite, married Horace P. Webster in 1922, had two children, and lived just south of the family residence at Douglas and Girard Avenues.

Mrs. Luella Waite died in 1938 on board ship while enroute from a holiday in Hawaii with her husband. Harry B. Waite died in 1943 at home at the age of 77.

The Tudor style of the home is a fine example of Channing's work with many classic exterior brick and stonework accents. The largely intact original interior showcases the rich oak millwork of the Northwest, probably cut from the Waite mills, and well proportioned rooms including a grand central foyer with divided staircase, a wraparound scenic mural of forests, and three grand fireplaces on the first floor.

The carriage house has room for two cars and live in staff.

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