Clara and Andreas Ueland Home, 3820 West Calhoun Boulevard, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Andreas and Clara Ueland family Home
Address: 3820 Calhoun Boulevard W
Neighborhood/s: Linden Hills, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year razed: 1953
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
First Owner: Andreas and Clara Ueland

Linden Hills Minneapolis Hennepin



The three-acre Ueland estate was located at the corner of West Calhoun Parkway, west of Richfield Road. The first house on the site, was Elizabeth Hamilton's boarding house, where writer Henry David Thoreau and Horace Mann, Jr. stayed during their 1861 visit to Lake Calhoun. During his stay, Thoreau swam in Lake Calhoun, studied the local flora and fauna, and wrote about the area in his diary.

Twenty-three years later, in 1884, Andreas and Clara Ueland bought the house and land. In 1890 they demolished the Hamilton house and built their own house on the site. Andreas was a lawyer and a judge. Clara, was a involved in improving the curriculum in the Minneapolis school system. She was also a nationally recognized suffragette.

A tennis court and three other members of the Ueland family had houses built for them on Richfield Road.

3830 Richfield Road. The Ueland family tennis court was located.

3832 Richfield Road. Each of the Ueland's three oldest sons built a houe on Richfield Road in the area their family referred to as the "pasture." Sigurd Ueland, a Lawyer built a two-story stucco house designed by architects Walter Wheeler and D.R. McEnary in 1926.

3846 Richfield Road Rolf Ueland, also a lawyer, selected the firm of Long and Thorshov to design his classic Tudor-style house in 1925. It stayed in the Ueland family until 1988.

3850 Richfield Road Amulf Ueland, a banker, had Carl B. Stravs design his stucco house here in 1925.[1]

Memories and stories

Clara Ueland

In 1913 Clara Ueland organized the Equal Suffrage Association of Minneapolis to energize and politicize the local movement. In 1914, she organized a parade of nearly 2,000 suffrage supporters in Minneapolis—an event that had a dramatic impact on changing attitudes and perceptions about women who wanted the right to vote. Later that same year, Ueland was elected president of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association.

Ueland came to office with a considered set of priorities: to hire and support an efficient organizer to magnify the association’s clout by organizing in political districts to assign specific responsibilities to each board member

She was determined to improve the operations of the MWSA and to transform the suffrage organizations throughout the state into highly sophisticated mechanisms of persuasion, pressure, and action. In the five years of her presidency, she achieved her original objectives and more.

By 1919, some 30,000 Minnesota women had taken a stand for suffrage by joining various local societies. The Minnesota state legislature finally enacted presidential suffrage in 1919, and in 1920 Minnesota became the fifteenth state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. [1]

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MnOpedia-Woman Suffrage Association

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MnOpedia-Clara Ueland

Minnesota Historical Society Library Guides


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