1885 West Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Christopher M. Bendixen House

1885 W. Minnehaha Avenue
Address: 1885 W. Minnehaha Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1893
Primary Style: Victorian
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
Material of Foundation: Limestone
Building Permit Number: 30163
First Owner: Christopher M. Bendixen
Notes: Modest house with intersecting gabled roof with returns, fishscale shingling in gable ends, tiny front entrance porch with truncated hipped roof at intersection of wings, simple architraves, and stained glass transom window over large fixed sash on main facade.

This house was built at an estimated cost of $1,000 in 1893 for owner and resident Christopher M. Bendixen, who was an inspector for the Minnesota Transfer Railway Company, whose yards were located about 2 blocks west of this house. This basically intact Victorian house is one of several in this immediate neighborhood which were owned and occupied by employees of the Minnesota Transfer Railway, a railway freight transfer company which still operates in the Midway area, although on a much smaller scale than it did at the turn of the century.

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