Cleland House, 2090 Commonwealth Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Cleland House

Address: 2090 Commonwealth Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Saint Anthony Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1887
Primary Style: Victorian
Secondary Style: Shingle Stylewarning.png"Shingle Style" is not in the list of possible values (A-Frame, American Four-Square, Art Deco/Art Moderne, Arts and Crafts/Craftsman, Beaux Arts, Bungalow/Bungaloid, Cape Cod, Carpenter Gothic, Chateauesque, Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, Commercial, Dome, Dutch Colonial, Eastlake/Stick Style, Federalist, Folk, French Renaissance, Georgian, Gothic, Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, International, Italian Renaissance, Italianate, Mission, Modern, Neoclassical, Neoeclectic, Post Modern, Prairie School, Queen Anne, Ranch, Renaissance Revival, Richardsonian Romanesque, Rustic, Second Empire, Shingle, Southwest, Spanish Revival, Tudor Revival, Vernacular, Victorian, Victorian Gothic, Other) for this property.
Builder: H.W. Covington
Building Permit Number: 10442
First Owner: McClung and McMurran

Saint Anthony Park Saint Paul Ramsey

Cleland House, 2090 Commonwealth Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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"The 1886-87 city directory lists the firm of McClung, McMurran and Company (John McClung, and J. Royall McMurran) as real estate loans and financial agents located at 109 E. 4th Street in downtown St. Paul. By 1888-89, John Royall McMurran is listed in the city directory as residing in St. Anthony Park (specific address not listed), and employed in the firm of J.R. McMurran, S. McMurran, and McCurdy; with offices at 66 Globe Building in downtown St. Paul. Though it is not known whether J. Royall McMurran lived in this house, we do know that he platted part of the northern section of St. Anthony Park while serving as an agent for a group of Richmond Virginia capitalists. It could be that this house was built by McClung and McMurran as an investment. The house has been owned by the Cleland family for many years (perhaps since it was built)."

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    Ramsey County Historical Society, Inventory forms for Historic Sites Survey of St. Paul and Ramsey County, 1980-1983

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