2805 West 76th Street, Richfield, MInnesota

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2001
Address: 2805 75th Street W
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Richfield, Minnesota
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Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1918
Historic Function: Single Dwellingwarning.png"Single Dwelling" is not in the list of possible values (House/single dwelling or duplex, Airport terminal, Apartments/condominiums, Auditorium/music facility, Bank/financial institution, Barn/agricultural building, Business, Capitol , City hall/town hall/, Civic, Clinic/medical office, Clubhouse, College/university, Correctional facility, Courthouse, Dancehall/reception area, Department store, Drive-in restaurant or business, Energy facility, Fire/police station, Fortification, Gas/filling station, Government office, Grain elevator, Hospital, Hotel/motel, Institutional housing, Library, Manufacturing facility, Meeting hall, Military facility, Mortuary/funeral home, Multiple dwelling, Museum, Office, Organizational, Park building, Post office, Public works, Rail-related, including depots, Ranger station, Religious/Place of worship, Religious facility, other, Resort/spa, Restaurant, Sanitarium, School, Shopping center/mall/strip mall, Secondary building/sheds, privies, Sports facility/stadium, Theater/concert hall, Warehouse/storage, Other) for this property.
Current Function: Single Dwellingwarning.png"Single Dwelling" is not in the list of possible values (House/single dwelling or duplex, Airport terminal, Apartments/condominiums, Auditorium/music facility, Bank/financial institution, Barn/agricultural building, Business, Capitol , City hall/town hall/, Civic, Clinic/medical office, Clubhouse, College/university, Correctional facility, Courthouse, Dancehall/reception area, Department store, Drive-in restaurant or business, Energy facility, Fire/police station, Fortification, Gas/filling station, Government office, Grain elevator, Hospital, Hotel/motel, Institutional housing, Library, Manufacturing facility, Meeting hall, Military facility, Mortuary/funeral home, Multiple dwelling, Museum, Office, Organizational, Park building, Post office, Public works, Rail-related, including depots, Ranger station, Religious/Place of worship, Religious facility, other, Resort/spa, Restaurant, Sanitarium, School, Shopping center/mall/strip mall, Secondary building/sheds, privies, Sports facility/stadium, Theater/concert hall, Warehouse/storage, Other) for this property.
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Stucco
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles

Richfield Hennepin

2805 West 76th Street, Richfield, MInnesota
(44.867317,-93.315063warning.png"44.867317.-93.315063" is not a number. )


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History

2805 West 76th StreetThis property, located in Section 32, at one time belonged to the James Tinkham family. James was the son of Milan and Marion Tinkham of Vermont who settled in Richfield in the year 1875. The elder Tinkham owned land south of 78th Street in Bloomington and was named as one of the executors in the will of Richfield pioneer, John McCabe. The Tinkham property changed hands and by 1890 was divided into sections of 40 acres each.

Fred Boeser was born in Bloomington in 1872. His father was one of the founders of the Assumption Catholic Church in 1875. Fred Boeser purchased one of the 40-acre lots of the Tinkham land and farmed it for many years. He also did roadwork for the village and dug basements for new houses. He often told the story of how 66th Street had a crook in it west of Lyndale Avenue: "When the Baptist Church was built at 64th and Lyndale, the members on the west side made a short cut by walking on the beaver dam between Wood Lake and Grass Lake. Later they hauled in a little more fill and drove over the dam. After this road had been made, the water rose and more fill had to be added. This beaver dam became the established road which was later improved to become 66th Street."

Eventually, the Boeser farm was plotted into smaller lots and in the 1940s became known as Marshal and Heard's Addition. The house has changed hands several times since then and has now been reconditioned to its earlier appearance. Modern homes surround this lovely old home and reflect the changes in Richfield over the years.

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