Address: 1818 La Salle Avenue South
Neighborhood: Steven’s Square
Construction Date: 1888
Architect: Charles Segwick
Architectural Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Historic Use: Private Residence
Current Use: Private Residences
Date of Local Designation: 1985
Date of National Register Designation: 1977
Area(s) of Significance: Social History, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1800-1899
Historic Profile: The Newell Mansion commemorates the career of a pioneering grocery merchant in Minneapolis. In 1870, George Newell helped found the grocery firm of Stevens, Morse and Newell. After his death in 1921, his son, L.B. Newell ran the company, changing the name to Super Valu. The families’ success was made evident by their large urban estate on La Salle Avenue. Constructed from Lake Superior brownstone, the mansion was designed by Charles Sedgwick in a Richardsonian Romanesque style. The powerful arches of the entrance, and elaborate porte-cochere, the size of the Flemish gables, the continuation of the design and materials in the carriage house help produce a feeling of restrained strength and dignity.
1974, Charles Nelson, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society
2006, Minneapolis CPED
"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," 1984.
Updated: February 2007