Parker House

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

Circa 1930



Address: 4829 Colfax Avenue South

Neighborhood: Lynnhurst

Construction Date: 1913

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Purcell, Feick and Elmslie

Architectural Style: Prairie School

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1996

Date of National Designation: 1992

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1900-

Historic Profile: The house is in excellent condition, both exterior and interior. Upper attic dormers were not a part of the original plan, nor is the present garage. The salt box roof, although quite heavy, works well on this house because of the broadness of the front of the dwelling and the size of the property. This is a moderate-sized open plan house.

Parker was secretary and treasurer of the Western Motor Company of Minneapolis. A prosperous businessman, he was married in 1909, was active in civic endeavors and was a member of the Civic and Commerce Association in Minneapolis.

Photo Credits:

Circa 1930, Courtesy of Northwest Architectural Archives

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

Lathrop, "Architectural Tour of the Prairie School," September 1979.



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