Cattanach House

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


Sepia exterior image looking directly at the front of a two-story cottage-style limestone home.



Color exterior photo taken from angle to show the side and front of the limestone home.


Address: 1031 13 th Avenue S.E.


Construction Date: 

Contractor: Donald Cattanach

Architect: Donald Cattanach

Architectural Style: Cottage

Historic Use: 

Current Use: Residential – Single Family

Date of Local Designation: 1985

Date of National Register Designation: N/A

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1890 –

Historic Profile: The Cattanach House is significant for its atypical use of roc-faced limestone for a single-family house. In the nineteenth century, limestone was commonly used in the construction of industrial and commercial buildings, but was extremely rare in residences. Built by Donald Cattanach, a mason by profession, the house exists today a rare local example of an innovative building material for a cottage-size structure.

Photo Credits:

1985, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," November 1981.


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