Fournier House

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



Circa 1995




Address: 3505 Sheridan Avenue North

Neighborhood: Cleveland

Construction Date: 1910

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Lawrence A. Fournier

Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1995

Date of National Register Designation: 1995

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1910 -

Historic Profile: The Fournier House represents the growing strength of the emerging Prairie School style operating within the more established context of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The date of its construction in 1910 coincides with the beginning of the Prairie School’s most vibrant period when Midwestern architects like Fournier increasingly began to include Prairie elements within the familiar Craftsman aesthetic. Lawrence Fournier, a draftsman for the architectural firm of Purcell and Elmslie, built this house for himself and his wife, Mary. Typical of inexpensive designs on small city lots, the home is a one-and-a-half-story cubed design and has an L-shaped central hearth floor plan. Prairie School traits are found in the fenestration, with large horizontal bands of casement windows. The stylistic blending is also apparent in the porches – a Craftsman front entry porch with massive masonry piers.

Photo Credits:

Circa 1995, Unknown

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Registration Form," July 1995.

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