Bardwell-Ferrant House

You can read about the history and designation of the Bardwell-Ferrant House historic landmark.






Address: 2500 Portland Avenue South

Original Address: 1800 Park Avenue South

Neighborhood: Phillips West

Construction Date: 1883 /1890

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Carl F. Struck (1890 addition)

Architectural Style: Queen Anne, Moorish

Historic Use: Residential – Single Family

Current Use: Residential

Date of Local Designation: 1983

Date of National Register Designation: 1984

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1800-1899

Historic Profile: The Bardwell-Ferrant House is a local representative of the national interest in exotic stylistic themes in the late nineteenth century. Constructed in 1883 for Charles Bardwell, the house was originally located at 1800 Park Avenue. It was moved to its present site in 1898 to make way for the construction of an apartment building.

The original, basic Queen Anne form of the dwelling was transformed in 1890 into a Moorish fantasy through the addition of onion domed towers, ogee arch shapes and deep-toned stained glass lights. Emil Ferrant employed locally prominent architect Carl F. Struck to transform the home using Moorish design themes. The Bardwell-Ferrant House is an unusually picturesque representative of exotic forms applied to traditional architectural styles and, as such, is an important asset to the community.

Photo Credits:

1984, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Work Cited:

"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Study," November 1981.

Updated: February 2007


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