Anton M. Dyste House, 3124 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Anton M. Dyste House

3124 Park Avenue - 2008
Address: 3124 Park Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Central, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1898
Primary Style: Queen Anne
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Builder: C. C. Johnson
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Limestone
First Owner: Anton M. and Anna Dyste
Part of the Site: Park Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Central Minneapolis Hennepin County


According to Minneapolis building permits, Builder C. C. Johnson completed construction on this large Queen Anne home in May of 1898 for Anton M. and Anna Dyste at a total cost of $4,300, not including a large barn that was later built in 1900 and no longer stands.


Although unconfirmed, some local architectural historians have speculated that prolific Master Builder and Architect Theron Potter Healy (T.P. Healy) may have been responsible for the architectural design of this home. View other Queen Anne homes designed and built by T. P. Healy on the locally and nationally designated Healy Block Historic District in the Central Neighborhood of South Minneapolis.


According to Minneapolis City Directories, Anton M. Dyste was the owner of the A. M. Dyste & Co., Wholesale Produce & Commission, located at 210 N. 6th Street.

Anton and Anna lived at 3124 Park Avenue with their son, Neal, and their two daughters, Marie and Irene. The Dystes employed a live-in servant named Sophie Anderson and an hostler (i.e., groom or stableman) named Ole Mippe, who tended to the family's stable and horses.

Anna was widowed by 1909, but continued to live at 3124 Park Avenue until 1910.


The house is an excellent example of high-Queen Anne architecture with its wide variety of asymmetrical architectural detailing, various bump outs, and prominent rounded turret. Of particular architectural note is the home's large, offset, rounded front porch with ten fluted and tapered columns of the Doric order.

View an original photo of the Anton M. Dyste house on the Minnesota Historical Society Visual Resource Database.


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