Chadwick Cottages

You can read about the history and designation of the Chadwick Cottages historic landmark.





Address: 2617 West 40th Street

Neighborhood: Linden Hills

Construction Date: 1902

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Loren L. Chadwick

Architectural Style: Cottage

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1983

Date of National Register Designation: 1984

Area of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1900 -

Historic Profile: The Chadwick Cottages are significant and distinctive examples of Cottage architecture in the Minneapolis Lake District. In 1902 Loren L. Chadwick constructed the two cottages at a cost of $300 each. The tiny cottages (16-by-30 feet) were simply designed for summer use and had screened porches to take advantage of the breeze from the nearby lakes.

The cottages served as rented summer homes for more than a decade before being sold as individual units. In 1972, the two cottages were joined to form a single dwelling unit. The survival of their unadorned design makes the Chadwick Cottages unique to the Lake District and significant examples of cottage architecture in Minneapolis.

Photo Credits:


2006, Minneapolis CPED

Work Cited:

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

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