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Park Avenue

Looking out on Park Avenue from front porch of Reinhold Zeglin House at 3621 Park - 1913 (courtesy of Joni Zeglin-Lerum)
Neighborhood/s: Central, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Hennepin County, Minnesota
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Central Minneapolis Hennepin County

PARK AVENUE, LAKE STREET TO 38th STREET, CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD, MINNEAPOLIS, MN


Originally designed to be a stylish boulevard of urban estates offering a wide street, generous setbacks, and spacious lots, Park Avenue was once ranked as one of the finest residential streets in Minneapolis. While far too many of its largest mansions north of Lake Street--those built for the city's business and professional elite during the late 1800s and early 1900s--are long gone (replaced by modern commercial structures) the majority of its more "modest" wood frame homes south of Lake Street still remain. These lovely residences, built largely for the families of upper-middle class professionals at the turn of the last century, evoke images of horse-drawn carriages and velvet-lined sleighs. They are the elaborate Queen Annes, stately Colonial Revivals, and elegant Four-Squares of South Minneapolis. Grand homes designed by such leading architects of the day as Lowell A. Lamoreaux, Bertrand & Chamberlin, Boehme & Cordella, James H. Record, Septimus J. Bowler, Dorr & Dorr, Lindstom & Almars, Louis Boynton Bersback, Glenn L. Saxton, and Theron P. Healy, just to name a few. And built by such masters of their craft as John Enquist, Horace Newell Leighton, William O. Clark, and Barclay Cooper.


Today, the stories of the people who built, lived in, and loved these fine homes lives on through the many active historical preservation and restoration efforts of Park Avenue's current residents.


DISCOVER THE STORIES OF PARK AVENUE'S PLACES AND PEOPLE:


Thomas Hanson House, 3120 Park Avenue

Levi C. Robinson House, 3121 Park Avenue

Anton M. Dyste House, 3124 Park Avenue

Ole Olson House, 3128 Park Avenue

Henry Willis House, 3131 Park Avenue

Daniel Evans House, 3200 Park Avenue

Charles Johnson House, 3201 Park Avenue

Andrew J. Hart House, 3217 Park Avenue

Harry B. Cramer House, 3220 Park Avenue

Herman Mueller House, 3228 Park Avenue

Luellel Seward House, 3301 Park Avenue

James J. Frankman House, 3310 Park Avenue

John Friedman House, 3338 Park Avenue

William O. Clark House, 3342 Park Avenue

George J. Reed House, 3416-18 Park Avenue

Dr. Julius Johnson House, 3421 Park Avenue

Reinhold Zeglin House, 3621 Park Avenue

Samuel Glading House, 3624 Park Avenue

John Schurch House, 3649 Park Avenue

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Memories and stories

Photo Gallery

Related Links

[1] Minneapolis Star Tribune, May 30, 2010

[2] Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 28,2010

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