Coe House

Read about the history and designation of the 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 Coe House is an excellent example of an upper-middle-class Queen Anne-style house. It was built in 1884 for Amos B. Coe, a Minneapolis real estate developer. Coe built the carriage barn two years later. 

The 2.5-story house has a limestone foundation and brick walls. The roof has many gables with fish-scale shingles in the gable ends. There are entry doors and open porches on the east, north, and west elevations. They each have turned wood columns and wood spindles under the roofline. The east and north porches have gables above the entrance with fish-scale shingles. Above the east and north porches, there are balconies with similar spindlework decoration. The northeast corner of the house has a rectangular tower with a half-round window on the third floor. There is a full-height bay window on the north elevation. Most of the windows are rectangular, double-hung sash with stone lintels and sills.   

The carriage barn is sited southwest of the house. The first story is brick while the second story has wood shakes and shaped shingles. It also has a rectangular bay window on the second story above the entrance. 

Many homes were built in the Queen Anne style during the late 19th century. However, many of the remaining examples have been altered. Previous owners worked to restore the house and make it more weatherproof.

Photo credits

  • Unknown
  • 2006, Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development

Works cited

Camille Kudzia, "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Amos B. Coe House," June 1981. 

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