Wright-Prendergast House, 223 Walnut Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Wright-Prendergast House

2001
Address: 223 Walnut Street
Neighborhood/s: Irvine Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Uppertown, Saint Paul, Minnesota, West 7th, Saint Paul, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Saint Paul, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1860, 1906
Primary Style: Greek Revival
Major Alterations: Significant Alterations
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
First Owner: Isaac Wright

Irvine Park, Uppertown, West 7th Saint Paul Ramsey County

Wright-Prendergast House, 223 Walnut Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.940186380254° N, 93.10212135304° WLatitude: 44°56′24.671″N
Longitude: 93°6′7.637″W
)


The building is a two story, 3192 square foot, five bedroom, one bathroom, one half-bathroom, frame house.

Isaac Wright, who was a St. Paul alderman from 1858 to 1863 and served on the Board of Control (forerunner of today's Human Services), built the home in 1851. A carpenter, joiner and painter, Wright worked on the construction of the first state capitol. Soon after his death the house was sold to James Joseph Prendergast in 1906. James worked in the family plumbing business with his father and uncle who had years before installed the original fountain in Irvine Park.

The house was redesigned in 1906 importing interior elements from the Kittson mansion which was being razed to make way for the St. Paul Cathedral. Unaltered since 1906 the home remained the private residence of the descendants of the Prendergast-Daly family until December 2013 when it was purchased by new owners who are restoring it. In April 2014, the house was featured on the Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour.

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History

  • Minnesota Historical Society records indicate that William A. Spencer resided at this address from 1861 to 1890.
  • The 1885 city directory indicates that Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Wright, Charles H. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Spencer, J. A. Spencer, and Edward C. Spencer all resided at this address.
  • The 1887 city directory indicates that Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Wright, Charles H. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Spencer, J. A. Spencer, Dr. Edward C. Spencer, W. A. Spencer, Jr., and Charles L. Spencer all resided at this address.
  • The 1887, 1889, and 1891 city directories indicate that Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Wright and Charles H. Wright resided at this address. The 1893 city directory indicates that Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Wright and C. H. Wright resided at this address.
  • The 1895 city directory indicates that Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Wright resided at this address.
  • The 1916 and 1918 city directories indicate that Mrs. A. C. Prendergast resided at this address.
  • The 1930 city directory indicates that Mrs. Kath Prendergast, the widow of James J. Prendergast, Catherine M. Prendergast, a clerk employed by the St. Paul Public Library, Mitsch J. Prendergast, a clerk, and Stella M. Prendergast, a clerk employed by the Northern Pacific RailRoad, all resided at this address. [1]

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