Daniel Evans House, 3200 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Daniel Evans House

3200 Park Avenue - 2008
3200 Park Avenue - Side View
Address: 3200 Park Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Central, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1905
Primary Style: Queen Anne
Secondary Style: Colonial Revival
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Builder: Fred Anderson
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Limestone
First Owner: Daniel and Margaret Evans
Part of the Site: Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Central Minneapolis Hennepin County County


INTRODUCTION

According to Minneapolis building permits, Builder Fred Anderson completed construction on this Park Avenue home for Daniel and Margaret Evans in October of 1905 at a total cost of $7,530, including a large barn that is no longer standing.


ORIGINAL OWNER

Born in 1862, Daniel Evans was a highly successful Minneapolis businessman, having been employed as the Northwestern Manager of the Continental Casualty Company of Chicago, a general accident and health insurance business headquartered in Minneapolis. Daniel Evans studied law at Mankato State and was admitted to the bar in South Dakota, where he became prominent in state politics. In 1882, he became involved in the loan and real estate business in South Dakota and in 1890 moved to Minneapolis to pursue the same. In 1897 he accepted the position with the Continental Casualty Company.[1]


Daniel and Margaret Evans lived at 3200 Park Avenue with their son, Kenneth, and two daughters, Ethel and Dorothy, until 1924. The Evans family employed a live-in servant named Emily Carlson.


ARCHITECTURAL STYLE

With its large wrap porch, this home initially appears to represent high-Queen Anne architecture in its pure form. However, upon further observation, one notices that the main structure is more representative of the then popular Colonial Revival style, with its overall symmetry, simple elegance, and porch columns and pilasters featuring Ionic Scamozzi capitals. Of particular architectural interest is the infusion of the Oriental Exotic Revival influence in the home's unusual third floor Ogee arch Palladian window.

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1. A Half Century of Minneapolis, Page 276.

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