Alfred F. Pillsbury House, 116 22nd Street East, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Alfred F. Pillsbury House

Living room, 1908
Address: 116 22nd Street E
Neighborhood/s: Whittier, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1903
Primary Style: Tudor Revival
Secondary Style: Gothic Revival
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: Ernest Kennedy
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Stone
First Owner: Alfred F. Pillsbury

Whittier Minneapolis Hennepin

Alfred F. Pillsbury House, 116 22nd Street East, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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History

The structure is a three story, 8342 square foot, building. The house was built of local Platteville limestone. The facade is articulated by a two-story entrance bay topped by a balustrade. The bay is slightly off center, creating an asymetrical effect characteristic of the English Gothic style.

The 1909 city directory indicates that Alfred F. Pillsbury, president of the St. Anthony Falls Water Power Company and the Union Terminal Elevator Company, resided at this address. Alfred Fiske Pillsbury (1876-1950), the only son of John S. Pillsbury (1827-1901), and uncle of Charles A. Pillsbury, and the brother-in-law to Edward Gale, never cared much for the family business, devoting his attention instead to art collecting.

Pillsbury's bequest to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1950 included over nine hundred Asian objects, and it still forms the nucleus of the MIA's ancient Chinese, Islamic pottery and Chinese Qing period (1644-1911) porcelain collections. He was a stamp collector and also owned the first high-wheeled bicycle and one of the first three cars in Minneapolis.

Alfred Pillsbury died in 1950 with an estate of $6 million, leaving his outstanding collection of Chinese bronzes, jade, and porcelain to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Mrs. Alfred F. Pillsbury, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Walbridge Abner Field and Eliza Ellen McLoon Field, formerly of Rockland, Maine, married Alfred Fiske Pillsbury in 1899, and died in 1942.

The 1910 city directory indicates that Alfred F. Pillsbury, president of the St. Anthony Falls Water Power Company, president of the Union Terminal Elevator Company, and vice-president of the Pillsbury Flour Mills Company, resided at this address.

The 1923 city directory indicates that Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Pillsbury resided at this address. Alfred Fiske Pillsbury ( -1950) died in Hennepin County. Edward C. Gale ( -1943) died in Hennepin County.

The property has been sold four times over the last 15 years, from 116 E. 22nd Associates to D. Nordahl and K. Betzler in 1990 for $300,000, from Ken R. Betzer to Wayne M. Stevens in 1991 for $450,000, from the GMAC Mortgage Corporation to Lloyd Curt Mangel, III, in 1995 for $286,500 who sold it in 2002 for $550,000. [1]

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