Address: 1324 Mount Curve
Neighborhood: Lowry Hill
Construction Date: 1910
Architect: George Washington Maher
Architectural Style: Prairie School
Historic Use: Private Residence
Current Use: Private Residence
Date of Local Designation: 1987
Date of National Register Designation: N/A
Area(s) of Significance: Architecture, Master architect
Period of Significance: 1900 -
Historic Profile: Designed by George Washington Maher the Winton House represents the purest example of the Prairie School in Minneapolis, some have suggested Maher, a Chicago architect, was considered by many in the same light as Frank Lloyd Wright. The Winton House, although its detailing and shape are considered plain, embodies a refinement of Maher’s style. The low overhanging roof, the entrance centerpiece and the detailing are all in the Prairie Style. The house was built for the Wintons, a prominent family in the lumber industry. C. Winton also invested time as the president of WLOL radio station and director of the Northwestern National Bank. The house is considered significant because of its affiliation with a prominent architect, its exhibition of the Prairie School and the reputation of its original inhabitants.
1916, courtesy of Keith’s Magazine
2006, Minneapolis CPED
"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," December 1982.