Address: 1400-10 Harmon Place
Neighborhood: Loring Park
Construction Date: 1886
Architect: William Channing Whitney
Architectural Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Historic Use: Private Residence
Current Use: Commercial
Date of Local Designation: 1980
Date of National Register Designation: 1976
Area(s) of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1800-1899
Historic Profile: The Alden H. Smith House, with its fine stone masonry, round-arched windows, and gabled, hipped roof, is an excellent example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Designed in 1887 by one of Minneapolis’ most prominent architects, William Channing Whitney, this house was built in one of Minneapolis’ most fashionable turn-of-the-century neighborhoods. The house bears the name of the man who had it built, Alden H. Smith, a wealthy Minneapolis businessman. Smith earned his fortune as co-owner of the Smith & Wyman Sash and Door Company. Today it is one of the only surviving mansions on Harmon Place, a district that has been overtaken by apartment structures, commercial warehouses, and the Metropolitan State University.
1974, Charles Nelson, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society
2006, Minneapolis CPED
"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," September 1975.