Thomas Frankson House, 1349 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Thomas Frankson House

Address: 1349 Midway Parkway
Neighborhood/s: Como, Stewartville, Minnesota
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Stewartville, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1914
Primary Style: Period Revivalwarning.png"Period Revival" 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.
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.
Architect or source of design: C.L. French
Builder: Bungalow Construction Company
Building Permit Number: 63422
First Owner: Thomas Frankson

Como Stewartville Ramsey

Thomas Frankson House, 1349 Midway Parkway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.981208° N, 93.158038° WLatitude: 44°58′52.349″N
Longitude: 93°9′28.937″W
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"Frankson, who acquired his wealth in the real eatate business, came to St. Paul from Filmore County in 1914 after serving two terms in the state legislature. Frankson also served as Minnesota's Lieutenant Governor from 1917 to 1921. In 1922, Frankson returned to his real estate business in St. Paul. He lived and worked in St. Paul until his death, the result of a fall from a tree, in 1939. According to information supplied by a granddaughter of Frankson, he and his family lived in the house from 1914-1926. Thomas and Hannah had several children, two of whom are still living. Frankson apparently donated a herd of buffalo and deer to Como park to begin Como Zoo. He owned much land in the area, and donated the land on which Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center now stands to Bethel College" (Historic Sites Survey)

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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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