Amos B. Coe House, 1700 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Amos B. Coe House
|Address:||1700 3rd Avenue S|
|Neighborhood/s:||Stevens Square, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Hennepin County, Minnesota|
|Primary Style:||Eastlake/Stick Style|
|Historic Function:||House/single dwelling or duplex|
|Material of Exterior Wall Covering:||Brick|
|Material of Foundation:||Limestone|
|First Owner:||Amos B. Coe|
|National Register of Historic Places Information|
The Amos B. Coe House is a 2½-story, Queen Anne style brick residence built in 1884 on the corner of Third Avenue South and East 17 th Street. Constructed for Minneapolis real estate developer Amos B. Coe, the house features a multi-gable roof, limestone trim, decorative brickwork and one-over-one windows. The main entrance (east) is set in a large front porch with a hip roof. A small, second story balcony is located above the main entrance. A rectangular tower anchors the northeast corner of the house, facing the intersection. An Eastlake balcony is located next to the tower on the north elevation, along with a polygonal bay and a large side porch.
The south elevation is defined by a massive chimney and a rectangular bay. A two-story, brick carriage house is located behind the house. The front (east) porch has been altered several times over the past 120 years. This porch originally had a hip roof with a flat section surrounded by a balustrade, a projected gable entry, and guard rails that swooped down between turned columns.
In the 1920s or 1930s the front porch was substantially rebuilt with a new roof line, straight (horizontal) guardrails and concrete steps flanked by knee walls. At a later date, the turned columns and spindle work balustrade were replaced by square columns and tongue and groove spandrels. In 2008 Roxanne Givens, daughter of prominent businessman Archie Givens, purchased Coe house and with funding from the City of Minneapolis, intends to create a Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center there.
Memories and stories
 Amos B. Coe House - City of Minneapolis
 Amos B. Coe House - Wikipedia
 Finding a Home for History, Southwest Journal Oct 6-18, 2008 Vol 19 No 20
 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission hearing on Amos B. Coe House
 The Givens Collection of African American Literature
 Givens Collection of African American Literature - KTCA
 North Star Minnesota's Black Pioneers - KTCA