Swanson's Paint, 512 N. Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Swanson's Paint

Sherburne Avenue
Address: 512 Snelling Avenue N
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1915
Primary Style: Commercial
Additions: "Storefront windows and door openings changed. New aluminum windows. Cornice removed."
Historic Function: Business
Historic Function: apartments
Other Historic Function: apartments
Current Function: Business
Current Function: apartments
Other Current Function: apartments
Builder: Swan A. Swanson
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Building Permit Number: 64762
First Owner: Swan A. Swanson

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey County

Swanson's Paint, 512 N. Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.956738° N, 93.16657° WLatitude: 44°57′24.257″N
Longitude: 93°9′59.652″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 2/17/1982 by Fieldworker: G. Whitney

Significant details: "Symmetrical window placement on second floor. Plain window openings with plain brickwork surrounds and concrete sills. Header string course at sill level. Discoloration of brick at cornice line shows that it once had an ornamental cornice. Two inset concrete blocks with inscription 'Annex' and 'Block' above second floor windows.

Additions and alterations: "Storefront windows and door openings changed. New Aluminum windows. Cornice removed."

Legal description: "Lot 12, Block 3, Baird's Addition"

Historical background: "The original owner of this building, which was built for $16,000 was Swan A. Swanson, a contractor who lived at 1475 W. Minnehaha Avenue."

Level of significance: "Local"

Statement of significance: "A large commercial building with apartments on the second floor."

Sources of information: "1915 Polk's St. Paul City Directory"


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