767 6th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Home restoration complete, Summer 2009 to present
Home undergoing restoration, 1999
Address: 767 6th Street E
Neighborhood/s: Dayton's Bluff, 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
Year built: 1889
Primary Style: Victorian
Secondary Style: Queen Anne
Additions: First floor quarter-bath, added 1999. Finished third floor and addition of three sky lights, completed in 2006.
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: Edwin S. Radcliffe, taken from original Building Permit
Builder: Sephton, taken from original Building permit.
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Limestone
First Owner: Beatrice Keller
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Dayton's Bluff Saint Paul Ramsey

767 6th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.959228° N, 93.067837° WLatitude: 44°57′33.221″N
Longitude: 93°4′4.213″W
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This house is part of Keller Row.

In 1889 the Keller family had the eight homes, now known as Keller’s Row, built on East 6th St. between Hope and Eichenwald. All eight homes were designed by Architect Edwin S. Radcliffe and share a number of design features, stained glass and beautiful woodwork both inside and out.

Residents of Keller’s Row included Gebhard Bohn, owner of the Bohn Manufacturing Company, which later evolved into Whirlpool.

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History

In 1999, this home went under major restoration as it has fallen into disrepair. At that time, walls were taken down to the studs, insulated and rebuilt. In the process, a second, first-floor fireplace was uncovered in the home's library. The second fireplace currently remains as exposed brick. Other improvements included an addition of a first floor half-bath, plumbing and wiring completely updated, including a hard-wired security system installed. French doors installed between the front parlor and library; and pocket doors were reconstructed. The basement walls remain original unfinished limestone, cement flooring was poured in 1998, many double-hung windows were updated. In 2006, the third floor was finished into an expansive fifth bedroom/great room with exposed beams and three skylight windows. A third bath with walk-in shower was added as well. Sadly, eight of the home's original stained glass windows are missing. The remaining arched window faces Sixth street capping a window triptych that mimics the living room triptych below. Prior to the transite being removed. Both arched windows had been covered by siding as seen in Angela DuPaul's 1995 photo of the home.


In 1995 Angela DuPaul Wrote: A trio if arched windows are in the front gable, with original glass shape remaining. More detail remains on the front gable of this house than on any other. Much trim detail remains throughout the entire front of the house, despite the house being covered with transite. It could be made exceptionally beautiful by simply removing the artificial siding and adding a few colors of paint. A brick front porch (replaced during 1999 restoration) has been added. This house was rated "contributing."

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