Arthur and Edith Lee House

You can read about the history and designation of the Arthur and Edith Lee House historic landmark.
 
1931, National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form

1931, National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form

2014, National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form

2014, National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form

Address: 4600 Columbus Avenue South

Neighborhood: Field

Construction Date: 1923

Contractors:J.A. Heinsch

Architects:N/A

Architectural Styles: Vernacular

Historic Use: Residential

Current Use: Residential

Date of Local Designation: 2016

Date of National Designation: 2014

Area of Significance: Social history

Period of Significance: 1923 - 1933

Historic Profile:  In July 1931, a series of menacing riots occurred at 4600 Columbus Avenue South after Arthur and Edith Lee, an African-American couple, purchased and moved into the home. The Arthur and Edith Lee House is associated with the significant events of these 1931 riots, as well as with broad patterns of social history, particularly in regard to African-American history in Minneapolis, race relations, and historical trends of housing discrimination.

Photo Credits:

National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (2014)

Works Cited:

“Designation Study: Arthur and Edith Lee House” (2016)

Contact us

Community Planning & Economic Development

Historic Preservation

Phone

612-673-3000

Address

Public Service Center
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415