Martin House

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







Address: 1300 Mount Curve

Neighborhood: Lowry Hill

Construction Date: 1903

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: William Channing Whitney

Architectural Style: Renaissance Revival

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1986

Date of National Register Designation: 1978

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1900-

Historic Profile: Constructed in 1903 according to the designs of accomplished Minneapolis architect William Channing Whitney, the Charles J. Martin House is a well preserved and excellently maintained example of the early 20th-century urban estate. The design is executed in Renaissance Revival mode, an architectural style particularly applied to large-scale residences in the early years of the century. The estate was built for Charles J. Martin, a prominent businessman who was deeply involved in the development of the Minneapolis flour milling industry. For many years he served as secretary and treasurer of the Washburn-Crosby Milling Company, later reorganized as General Mills. In addition to his business interests, Martin was involved in civic affairs, such as the promotion of city parks, libraries, and art societies.

Photo Credits:

1950, Norton and Peel, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society

2006, Minneapolis CPED


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