1494 West Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Address: 1494 W. Minnehaha Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1906
Primary Style: Victorian
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Builder: Axel Newman
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Limestone
Building Permit Number: 46885
First Owner: Christine Newman
Notes: Classical revival ornamentation. Rectangular wide 1/1 windows. Wide overhanging eaves with modillions underneath. Pedimented flared gabled dormer on third floor front facade. Pedimented porch with concrete piers and 3/1 fenestration. Round medallion in porch tympanum with date of 1894.

The original owner of the house, which was built for $3,000, was Christine Newman. It is believed that she was the wife of Axel Newman, a St. Paul contractor and carpenter who lived at this address. It is uncertain why the pediment has an 1894 date when the permit indicates 1906. A large building with Classical Revival ornamentation and a strong symmetrical design.

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