1521 W. Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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1521 W. Minnehaha Avenue

Address: 1521 Minnehaha Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1889
Primary Style: Victorian
Additions: New roof
Major Alterations: Altered
Moved from Location: no
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: O'Meyer and Thori
Builder: George R. Huff
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Asbestos
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Building Permit Number: 20229
First Owner: Homer H. Hoyt
Notes: Structure under imminent threat of demolition. Sanitary sewer service has been disconnected for demolition prep 05-2009.

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey County

1521 W. Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.9628773° N, 93.1648112° WLatitude: 44°57′46.358″N
Longitude: 93°9′53.32″W

The information provided here is from the 1983 Ramsey County Historical Society and Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Historic Sites Survey:

Date of site visit 1/27/1982 Fieldworker: R. Younger

The fenestration is "1/1 rectangular," with a "hipped with intersecting gable" roof style. The building has "one interior endwall brick" chimney and is built with a "wood frame."

Significant details: "First floor has enclosed hipped roof porch with round columns. Plate glass window with transom. Second floor has a paired windows on right side. Third floor has dormer brackets and modillions that compliment those at the main level. East facade has one story flat roofed bay."

Significant site and landscape features: "Vines growing on west facade"

Legal description: "Lot 8, Block 2, Auditor's Subdivision #47"

Historical background: "The original owner of this house, which was built for $2495, was Homer H. Hoyt, secretary of Inter-Ocean Building Association, who lived at 708 Reaney."

Level of significance: "Local"

Statement of significance: "Designed by O'Meyer and Thori, two architects who did a number of ornate Victorian and Shingle Style buildings in St. Paul, this house has been insensitively altered."

Sources of information: "Polk's 1890-91 St. Paul City Directory"


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