Address: 1214 Lowry Avenue North
Construction Date: 1888
Architect: Stebbens and Haschsbee
Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival
Historic Use: Public - Education
Current Use: Commercial
Date of Local Designation: 1985
Date of National Designation: 1978
Area(s) of Significance: Architecture, Social History
Period of Significance: 1800-1899
Historic Profile: The area north of Broadway Avenue experienced significant expansion and development during the 1880s, necessitating the construction of the Fredrika Bremer Elementary School in 1888. Bremer was the thirtieth school building erected by the Minneapolis Public School system since its beginning in 1851. At present, there are only two school buildings in Minneapolis which were constructed prior to the Bremer School. Both have undergone extensive modification, leaving Bremer as the oldest architecturally important school building in Minneapolis. The medieval, castle-like appearance of mass and architectural detailing found in the Bremer School, once popular features, are now rare in buildings of this nature.
1910, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society
2006, Minneapolis CPED
Minnesota Historical Society, "National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," June 1977.
Updated: February 2007