Dr. Julius Johnson House, 3421 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Dr. Julius Johnson House

3421 Park Avenue - 2008
Address: 3421 Park Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Central, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1912
Primary Style: Tudor Revival
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: Danielson Bros.
Builder: Danielson Bros.
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Stucco
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Brick
First Owner: Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Julius Johnson
Part of the Site: Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Central Minneapolis Hennepin County


INTRODUCTION

According to Minneapolis building permits, Dr. and Mrs. Julius Johnson commissioned the firm of Danielson Bros. to design and construct this imposing 2.5-story Tudor Revival-style home in January of 1912. Construction was completed in May of that year at a total cost of $4,725, including a matching Tudor Revival-style garage, which is still standing.


ORIGINAL OWNER

Julius Johnson was a physician whose office was located at suite #606 in the Masonic Temple building at 6th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Designed by the prominent architectural firm of Long and Kees, the Masonic Temple boasts both local and national historic designation.


ARCHITECTURAL STYLE

With its ornamental half-timbering, stucco veneered walls, steeply pitched roof, and large cross gables 3421 Park Avenue represents a beautifully preserved and impressive example of the classic Tudor Revival-style. Primarily inspired by Medieval English Gothic and Renaissance-styles, the Tudor Revival's popularity in the United States was just taking off at the time 3421 Park was built in 1912. Tudor Revival fever soon caught on and the fashionable style remained enormously popular throughout the 1920s and 1930s. No detail was overlooked, and even 3421 Park's original 14 x 18 garage mimics the main structure's Tudor style, complete with half-timbering and stucco veneered walls.

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