Walling House

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







Address: 4850 West Lake Harriet Parkway

Neighborhood: Fulton

Construction Date: 1930

Contractor: Magney and Tusler

Architect: Magney and Tusler

Architectural Style: Tudor Revival

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1987

Date of National Register Designation: 1983

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1900- present

Historic Profile: Overlooking the south shore of Lake Harriet, the Benjamin B. Walling House exists as an excellent example of Tudor Revival style as expressed through a variant on the English Cottage. Designed by Gottlieb R. Magney, the residence’s rustic coursed brick exterior, multi-gable slate roof and use of round arch forms all typify the attributes of the Tudor Revival style as interpreted in the English Cottage. The house was built for Benjamin B. Walling, a realtor specializing in business and industrial property at the cost of $37,000.

Photo Credits:

1974, Charles Nelson, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," December 1983.

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