Address: 5101 Nicollet Avenue South
Construction Date: 1887
Architect: Harry Wild Jones
Architectural Style: Shingle; Norman Chateau
Historic Use: Private Residence
Current Use: Private Residence
Date of Local Designation: 1986
Date of National Register Designation: 1976
Area(s) of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1800-1899
Historic Profile: "Elmwood" is significant as the residence of one of Minneapolis’ most noteworthy architects whose career spanned nearly fifty years. Harry Wild Jones demonstrated expertise in a wide variety of architectural styles, but chose a shingle-styled Norman chateau for his home. When the home was built in 1887 it was among the first in the Washburn Park Neighborhood and undoubtedly set the design tone for the area. Along with Jones’ impressive architectural accomplishments, such as the Butler Brothers Warehouse (1906) and the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel (1910), he was a professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota, president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the director of the State Art Society.
1976, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society
2006, Minneapolis CPED
"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," April 1976.
Updated: February 2007