Harry F. Legg House

You can read about the history and designation of the Harry F. Legg House historic landmark.



Circa 1970



Address: 1601 Park Avenue South

Neighborhood: Elliot Park

Construction Date: 1887

Contractor: George H. Hoit

Architect: George H. Hoit

Architectural Style: Queen Anne

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1984

Date of National Register Designation: 1976

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1800-1899

Historic Profile: Believed to be an example of the type of homes erected by tract developers, the Harry F. Legg House on Park Avenue was standard for middle-to upper-class professional families in the late nineteenth century. A classic example of Queen Anne architecture, this house is one of the few remaining structures that have maintained its original architectural integrity. The interior has been only slightly altered and still displays the ornate woodwork that may have come from the "made to order" or factory catalogs that were prominent in the late 1800s.

Photo Credits:

Circa 1970, National Register Designation Form

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," 1984.

Updated: February 2007

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