Friedell House

You can read about the history and designation of the Friedell House historic landmark.






Address: 2700 Chowen Avenue South

Neighborhood: Cedar-Isles-Dean

Construction Date: 1940

Contractor: Bruce Construction Co.

Architect: Norman R. Johnson

Architectural Style: Streamlined Moderne

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1996

Date of National Designation: N/A

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1940 –

Historic Profile: With its curved wall, glass block and generally ahistorical façade, the Friedell House is of the Streamline Moderne architectural style that gained a limited amount of popularity in Minneapolis. The home was built for Aaron Friedell, a pioneering doctor who founded Group Health Inc., now part of Health Partners Inc., and Naomi Friedell, a local sculptor.

Photo Credits:

1996, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

Landscape Research. "City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Registration Form," 1995.

Updated: February 2007


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