737 N. Ashbury Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Address: 737 Ashbury Avenue N
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1900
Primary Style: Victorian
Additions: Shed roofed porch at rear. New windows.
Major Alterations: Altered
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: Fred Wallace
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Limestone
Building Permit Number: 36955
First Owner: C.M. Brettschneider

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey County

737 N. Ashbury Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.825791° N, 93.181928° WLatitude: 44°49′32.848″N
Longitude: 93°10′54.941″W

The information provided here is from the 1983 Ramsey County Historical Society and Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Historic Sites Survey:

Date of site visit 1/29/82. Fieldworker: G. Whitney

The fenstration is "1/1 rectangular and fixed pane," with a "hipped" roof style. The building has "one interior brick" chimney" and is built with a "wood frame."

Significant details: "Wide overhanging eaves with large modillions. Hipped roof dormer with gable returns topped by finial. Open porch with classical frieze with dentils and modillions. Three part window on front with geometricleaded glass transom, sidelights, architraves, and dentils.

Significant site and landscape features: "Close to Hamline University and Hamline United Methodist Church."

Legal description: "North 40 feet of Lots 11-12, Block 8, Hamline Plat Addition"

Historical background: "The original owner of this house, which was built for $3,500, was C.M. Brettscheider. In the 1901 city directory, Christopher M. Schneider, carpenter, was residing at 1042 Edmund. Also, there was a note in the margin of the building permit that said:

    "Mr. A. Adams-owner
    Supt. of the St. Paul Foundry Co.
    Residence 1538 Capitol Avenue."

Level of significance: "Local"

Statement of significance: "A very large house with an unusual dormer topped by a finial."

Sources of information: "1901 Polk's St. Paul City Directory"


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