Amos B. Coe House

You can read about the history and designation of the Amos B. Coe House historic landmark.

General information








Address: 1700 3rd Avenue South

Neighborhood: Steven’s Square

Construction Date: 1884, 1886

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Unknown

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1983

Date of National Resister Designation: 1984

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1800-1899; 1900-

Historic Profile: The Amos B. Coe House and Carriage Barn are both excellent examples of the Queen Anne architectural style designed for the upper-middle class in the late nineteenth century. The brick residence was constructed for Amos B. Coe, a Minneapolis real estate developer, in 1884 – with a carriage barn addition two years later. The building’s Queen Anne form is enlivened by varied surface textures, multiple two-story bays, spindled porches and balconies, and chimney stacks piercing its multi-gable roof. Although many homes of this type were built in the late nineteenth century, few have survived and of those most have suffered major alterations. The Coe House and Carriage Barn are significant as an unusually picturesque representative of the Queen Anne style in an urban environment.

Photo Credits:


2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

City of Minneapolis, "Local Heritage Preservation Inventory Form," June 1981.

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