Herman Mueller House, 3228 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Herman Mueller House

3228 Park Avenue - 2008
Address: 3228 Park Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Central, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1904
Primary Style: Colonial Revival
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: William O. Clark
Builder: William O. Clark
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
First Owner: Herman and Martha Mueller
Part of the Site: Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Central Minneapolis Hennepin


According to Minneapolis building permits, original owners, Herman and Martha Mueller, commissioned Contractor William O. Clark to erect this Colonial Revival home on Park Avenue. Construction was completed in November of 1904 at a total cost of $3,240.


William O. Clark was a prominent and successful local builder, having built many important residential and commercial structures in the city. According to the Compendium of History and Biography of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, "Minneapolis presents many evidences of the skill and ability of William O. Clark as a builder, for through a long period he was identified with contract work in this city and many beautiful residences are the indication of his efficiency and high standing in his chosen calling. Mr. Clark has erected many beautiful homes in Minneapolis which are still among the attractive residences here. His preliminary training has been thorough and comprehensive and he was a close student of the business to which he devoted his life. He thoroughly understood the scientific principles as well as the practical phases of his work and the structures which he erected are a splendid combination of utility, strength, convenience, and beauty." [1]

William Clark and his wife, Francis, also called Park Avenue home, having built and lived in both 3342 Park Avenue and then later 3348 Park Avenue until the 1920s.


According to Minneapolis City Directories, Herman Mueller was a Minneapolis businessman, and at the time 3228 Park Avenue was built he was employed as a Bookkeeper for the J. C. Oswald & Co., a wine and liquor wholesaler. Herman and his wife, Martha, resided at this address with their daughter, Gladys, until 1924.


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1. Compendium of History and Biography of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minnesota: H. Taylor & Co., 1914.

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