J. B. Hudson (Josiah Bell Hudson) House, 3127 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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J. B. Hudson House (Josiah Bell Hudson)

J. B. Hudson House
Address: 3127 2nd Avenue S
Neighborhood/s: Central, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1890
Primary Style: Queen Anne
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: T.P. Healy (Theron Potter Healy)
Builder: T.P. Healy
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Limestone
First Owner: J. B. Hudson (Josiah Bell Hudson)

Central Minneapolis Hennepin County

J. B. Hudson (Josiah Bell Hudson) House, 3127 2nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(44.945767° N, 93.273748° WLatitude: 44°56′44.761″N
Longitude: 93°16′25.493″W
)
National Register of Historic Places Information
Reference Number: 93000417
Primary Style: Queen Anne
National Register of Historic Places Information


This house is another example of the economic and stylistic homogeneity that was found among the original owners and houses on the Healy Block.

Between 1886 and 1889, these fourteen Healy houses were constructed for families of the business and professional class and were priced in the $4,000 to $6,000 range.

Healy himself was the original owner of several of the houses, a business practice typical of the period, presumably building them for immediate resale.

Healy, as original owner, lists estimated construction cost for this house as $6,000. J.B. Hudson, an early owner of this house, became an important figure in the retail jewelry business in Minneapolis. Mr. Hudson is known to have had two children, Walter and Bertha. Walter appears to have left the area, but Bertha married Archie Walker II.

Largely intact and elaborately detailed, this 2 ½ story Queen Anne style house has a tall intersecting gable roof. On the main façade there is a prominent front-facing gable end with a tripartite window grouping set below and elaborate ogee arch.

The house has an open porch and a one-story corner bay with a truncated conical roof. Thin square columns with chamfered corners decorate the porch, which has a base with incised floral motifs in the paneling. The double leaf door has a transom window.

A second story balcony appears above the porch on the main façade, this is a "fake walk-out" and is not a real balcony. South of the balcony is a bay window with characteristic Healy paired round arched jeweled glass transoms over a rectangular window.

There is a two-story bay window on the southern side of the house. On the back of the house is an intact rear porch.

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