Longfellow House, 4800 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis

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Longfellow House

Address: 4800 Minnehaha Avenue S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1906
Primary Style: Georgian
Moved from Location: 4001 Minnehaha Parkway
Historic Function: Single Dwellingwarning.png"Single Dwelling" is not in the list of possible values (House/single dwelling or duplex, Airport terminal, Apartments/condominiums, Auditorium/music facility, Bank/financial institution, Barn/agricultural building, Business, Capitol , City hall/town hall/, Civic, Clinic/medical office, Clubhouse, College/university, Correctional facility, Courthouse, Dancehall/reception area, Department store, Drive-in restaurant or business, Energy facility, Fire/police station, Fortification, Gas/filling station, Government office, Grain elevator, Hospital, Hotel/motel, Institutional housing, Library, Manufacturing facility, Meeting hall, Military facility, Mortuary/funeral home, Multiple dwelling, Museum, Office, Organizational, Park building, Post office, Public works, Rail-related, including depots, Ranger station, Religious/Place of worship, Religious facility, other, Resort/spa, Restaurant, Sanitarium, School, Shopping center/mall/strip mall, Secondary building/sheds, privies, Sports facility/stadium, Theater/concert hall, Warehouse/storage, Other) for this property.
Current Function: Museum
First Owner: Robert F. Jones
Notes: Robert F. Jones House

Minneapolis Hennepin

Longfellow House, 4800 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis
(44.912271° N, 93.207374° WLatitude: 44°54′44.176″N
Longitude: 93°12′26.546″W

This house is a 2/3 scale replica of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow house in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was built for Robert F. "Fish" Jones, who operated a zoo in this location called Longfellow Gardens.



Robert F. Jones died in 1930. The Minneapolis Park Board acquired the house in 1934. The house served as a public library branch from the mid-1930's until 1968. It was moved in the mid-1990's as part of the widening of Highway 55. Now restored, it serves as an interpretive and information center for the Minneapolis Park System.

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