Address: 1700 3rd Avenue South
Neighborhood: Steven’s Square
Construction Date: 1884, 1886
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-
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.
- 2006, Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development
Camille Kudzia, "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Amos B. Coe House," June 1981.