Winton House

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









Address: 1324 Mount Curve

Neighborhood: Lowry Hill

Construction Date: 1910

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: George Washington Maher

Architectural Style: Prairie School

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1987

Date of National Register Designation: N/A

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture, Master architect

Period of Significance: 1900 -

Historic Profile: Designed by George Washington Maher the Winton House represents the purest example of the Prairie School in Minneapolis, some have suggested Maher, a Chicago architect, was considered by many in the same light as Frank Lloyd Wright. The Winton House, although its detailing and shape are considered plain, embodies a refinement of Maher’s style. The low overhanging roof, the entrance centerpiece and the detailing are all in the Prairie Style. The house was built for the Wintons, a prominent family in the lumber industry. C. Winton also invested time as the president of WLOL radio station and director of the Northwestern National Bank. The house is considered significant because of its affiliation with a prominent architect, its exhibition of the Prairie School and the reputation of its original inhabitants.

Photo Credits:

1916, courtesy of Keith’s Magazine

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," December 1982.

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