1915 West Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Charolette Larson house

1915 W. Minnehaha Avenue
Address: 1915 W. Minnehaha Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1901
Primary Style: Victorian
Major Alterations: Some/mostly intact
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: None Listed
Building Permit Number: 39151
First Owner: Charolette Larson
Notes: This site consists of two houses on one lot. The front house is 2 stories, simple in design, with an enclosed hipped roof entrance porch and simple architraves. It is covered with asbestos siding. The house at the rear of the lot is smaller than the main house, with clapboard siding, corner boards, a panelled wood door, and a bay window on the main facade.

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey


According to the building permit, one of the houses on this lot (presumably the larger, front house) was built in 1901 for an estimated $600 for Charolette Larson. The city directory does not list Charolette Larson, but does list John Larson, a lampman for the Minnesota Transfer Railway, living in this house. This site is significant because it contains two hosues on one lot, a phenomenon common in some neighborhoods in St. Paul like Frogtown, but not usually found in this area. These buildings stand in a cluster of small Victorian workers cottages which were once directly east of the Minnesota Transfer Railway Yards and stockyards. Several occupants of these houses worked for the Minnesota Transfer.

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