1684 W. Van Buren Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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John J. Dewey House

Address: 1684 West Van Buren Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Hamline Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1889
Primary Style: Queen Anne
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Builder: Nobles Co. (Merriam Park)
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Limestone
Building Permit Number: 19926
Notes: Wrap around porch with turned columns, modillion blocks, pediment with sunrise motifs. Oak front door with bevelled glass window. Scalloped and square shingles in gable ends and on 2nd story which also has raised panels. Bay window on west side. Brackets at cornice. Porch has spindles with spool motif.

This house was built at a cost of $5,000 for John J. Dewey who lived here. This elegant Queen Anne house is one of the most intact and ornate patternbook type houses in the area. It is very similar in design to a nearby house on West Minnehaha Avenue. Regrettably, the white paint does little to accentuate its wonderfully intact decorative features.

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