Loring/King House, 25 Island Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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|Address:||25 Island Avenue W|
|Neighborhood/s:||Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Hennepin County, Minnesota|
|Year built:||abt 1869|
|Year razed:||abt 1922|
|Historic Function:||House/single dwelling or duplex|
|Material of Exterior Wall Covering:||Wood|
|First Owner:||Charles M Loring|
|Notes:|| Second owner: William S. King.
Nicollet Island addresses often changed. The historic address was probably 41 Island Avenue (1885 Dual City Blue Book).
Charles M Loring - Nicollet Island a "Dreamland"
The house now being torn down on Nicollet island and generally referred to as the "Bill" King place, was not built by King, but by Mr. Loring himself, he said.
Nicollet Island Then a Park
"I saw a statement recently that King built that old house," Mr. Loring said. "I built it myself in 1869 and lived there about eight years before I sold it to Mr. King. Nicollet island was a dreamland in those days. We had a delightful little community there, W.W. Eastman, the Delaittre family, our house, and a few others. The island was really a park as it stood. It was thickly grown up to a grove of as beautiful native maples as one would care to see. I think of it many, many times." 
Memories and stories