Waller House Inn, 301 3rd Street SE, Little Falls, Minnesota

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Waller House Inn

Waller House Inn
Original carved wood and tile fireplace
Address: 301 Third Street SE
City/locality-
State/province
Little Falls, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Morrison County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1897
Primary Style: Queen Anne
Secondary Style: Victorian
Additions: Addition added on east side of house in mid 1940's to house an efficiency appartment.
Major Alterations: Altered
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Historic Function: apartments
Other Historic Function: apartments
Current Function: Other
Current Function: Bed and Breakfast Inn
Other Current Function: Bed and Breakfast Inn
Architect or source of design: probably mail order catalog
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Shingle
Material of Foundation: Granite
First Owner: Alexander and Laura Davidson
Part of the Site: www.wallerhouseinn.com
Notes: The Waller House Inn is owned and operated by Scott and Raquel Lundberg

Little Falls Morrison

Waller House Inn, 301 3rd Street SE, Little Falls, Minnesota
(45.9739209° N, 94.3599985° WLatitude: 45°58′26.115″N
Longitude: 94°21′35.995″W
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This Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1897 by banker Alexander Davidson, as a wedding gift for his bride, Laura Tanner. He paid $1,250 for two and a half lots, and cost to build the house was $12,000. In 1919, it was acquired by Effie Tanner, who was married to Laura Tanner's brother, Leigh Vergne. She paid $600 for the house and one and a half lots. In 1928 Leigh suffered a fatal accident. In 1935 Effie had the house converted into two apartments. She moved to the second floor apartment and her son Keith and his wife Viola lived on first floor. Later, in the mid 1940's, she put an addition on the house and added another apartment. When Effie passed away in 1949, her six children inherited the house; but Keith bought the others out for $1.00 each.

In 1988 the house was sold again and the attic was finished to add a fourth apartment. The apartments were rented, but the house was not maintained; and when, in 1996, Jim and Gen Waller bought the house, it was in very poor condition. Over a period of several years, they restored the house to a single family dwelling - thus saving the house from certain collapse. In 2006 Jim and Gen Waller sold the house to Scott and Raquel Lundberg who have added two bathrooms and updated the house and now operate the Waller House Inn.

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