Woodbury Fisk House, 424 5th Street Southeast, Minneapolis Minnesota

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Woodbury Fisk House

Woodbury Fisk House
Woodbury Fisk House
Address: 424 5th Street SE
Neighborhood/s: Marcy-Holmes, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1869
Primary Style: Italianate
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
First Owner: John A. Armstrong

Marcy-Holmes Minneapolis Hennepin

Woodbury Fisk House, 424 5th Street Southeast, Minneapolis Minnesota
(44.986067° N, 93.2477371° WLatitude: 44°59′9.841″N
Longitude: 93°14′51.854″W
National Register of Historic Places Information
Reference Number: 83003654

Born on January 15, 1826, in Warner, New Hampshire, Woodbury Fisk arrived in St. Anthony in 1855 at age twenty-nine, along with his friends Thomas F. Andrews and John S. Pillsbury. Both Andrews and Pillsbury would marry Fisk's sisters. Fisk started a hardware business to supply the lumber industry, but later entered the flour milling business with Pillsbury.

On August 25, 1857 Fisk married twenty-two year old Mary A. Sinclair, the daughter of a Maine millwright in a ceremony performed by Reverend Charles Seccombe, pastor of First Congregational Church.

In 1869, Fisk built the house at 424 5th Street. The St. Anthony Falls Democrat of November 19, 1869 described it: "Woodbury Fisk has just completed and moved into one of the best residences in the city; perhaps we ought to say the best. It is located on Fifth Street, a little below his former residence and on the opposite side of the street...The main part of the house is about 25' by 44'. The L part, 23' by 34', with woodshed and outbuildings all complete...the walls are built of Minneapolis brick, with ornamental trimmings, piazzas, brackets, etc.

The doors below are all hard wood, and the finish is ash, black walnut trimmed. The hall, parlors and best chambers are frescoed. There is a cellar underneath the entire structure. It is heated with a hot air furnace...and is ventilated thoroughly. Gas pipes are laid throughout and also water pipes.

The front doors are of a beautiful pattern, with heavy ornamented glass for inside doors...The cost will not be less than $15,000.[1]


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[1] Wikipedia - Woodbury Fisk House

[2] City of Minneapolis - Marcy Holmes

[3] City of Minneapolis - Fifth Street


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