John & Alvina Seeger House, 655-657 5th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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John & Alvina Seeger House

2001
Address: 655 5th Street E
Neighborhood/s: Dayton's Bluff, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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State/province
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1901
Primary Style: Victorian
Secondary Style: Colonial Revival
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
First Owner: John and Alvina Seeger

Dayton's Bluff Saint Paul Ramsey

John & Alvina Seeger House, 655-657 5th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The extended Muench family built a second large dwelling on this site in the early 1880s. However, this house is one of a pair built just after the turn of the century by John A. Seeger, also a longtime Dayton's Bluff resident. Seeger began to invest in local real estate while still an officer for Bohn manufacturing Co., a local millwork concern that provided the woodwork for the houses of St. Paul's elite. His own house and its companion to the east display many features of the Colonial Revival style, though they continue to indulge in the picturesque contours, informal composition, and spirited material combinations of the Victorian era. The Colonial Revival style draws its influence from the Georgian, Adams, and Dutch architecture of the east coast. The revival style usually strays from strict historical interpretation and tends to be eclectic, using a mixture of details (often exaggerated) from the high styles of colonial architecture and contemporary elements. The Colonial Revival period is dated from 1880-1955.

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