1927 West Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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John Peterson barn

1927 W. Minnehaha Avenue
Address: 1927 W. Minnehaha Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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State/province
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Primary Style: Victorian
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: Barn/agricultural building
Historic Function: carriage house
Other Historic Function: carriage house
Current Function: Other
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt
Material of Foundation: None Listed
First Owner: John Peterson
Notes: West facade has double wooden door with vertical siding and triangular metal hinges. Main facade facing south has symmetrically placed windows (2/2 lights) with central door. East facade has new garage door. Plain fascia and corner boards.

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey


This barn or carriage house once stood behind a house built in 1893 for the original owner and resident John Peterson, a car repairer for the Minnesota Transfer Railway Company, whose large yards were located west of this house a few blocks. The house was built for an estimated $500 and Peterson owned it at least through 1941. This barn was probably built at the same time the house was constructed, or soon afterward. It is not known when the house was demolished. A large barn or carriage house which has survived the residence which it once serviced. Large two story out buildings like this are becoming a rarity in St. Paul.

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