MacLeith House

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MacLeith House

Address: 1220 Seminary Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1915
Primary Style: Arts and Crafts/Craftsman
Secondary Style: Bungalow/Bungaloid
Additions: aluminum siding and new windows noted on 1/11/1982 site survey. Since that time a second story bump-out has been added to the house gaining more living space in the second story bedrooms.
Major Alterations: Altered
Moved from Location: no
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: Walter D. MacLieth
Builder: James Lock
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Aluminum
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Building Permit Number: 68270
First Owner: Anna K. MacLeith

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey County

MacLeith House
(44.964518° N, 93.151917° WLatitude: 44°57′52.265″N
Longitude: 93°9′6.901″W

The information provided here is from the 1983 Ramsey Count Historical Society and Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Historic Sites Survey:

Date of site visits 1/11/82 Fieldworker: C. Grant

This house is a craftsman bungalow home in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood. The house was built in 1915. The chimney style is "1 endwall brick" and the house in 1982 was listed as being in "good physical condition." The roof style is "intersecting gable" and the other significant details are "exposed purlins,brick course separating stucco and siding, heavy timber supports at corners." This woodframe house has a lower stucco exterior surfacing and would have originally had either wood siding or woodshingles, but that has been replaced or covered over with aluminum siding.

The historic sites survey lists the "period of construction as 1915" but the "date built" is given as 1916.

The architect/engineer of the house is Walter D. MacLieth (note spelling) and he resided at that time at 1403 Thomas Avenue which is in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood in St. Paul.

The builder was James Lock.

"The original owner of this house, which was built for $3,500, was Anna K. MacLeith: (note spelling of last name is different than of Walter. Mispelling? Which is correct?)

Legal description: "Block 10, Lot 1, Hersey & Woolsey Addition"

Significant site and landscape features: "Fieldstone and railroad [tie] retaining wall"

Statemnent Of Significance: "Very nice craftsman bungalow"

Level of Significance:




Current owners have vintage photographs of the house, left with the house by original owner Anna K. MacLeith.

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