Address: 13-23 5 th Street N.E.
Neighborhood: Nicollet Island , East Bank
Construction Date: 1890-92
Contractor: A.K. Tubbs (wood, stone, and brick work)
Architect: Charles Segwick
Architectural Style: Chicago Commercial
Current Use: Commercial/Private Residences
Date of Local Designation: 1985
Date of National Register Designation: N/A
Area(s) of Significance: Master architect
Period of Significance: 1800-1899, 1900
Historic Profile: The Melrose Flats are significant as an excellent example of the work of one of Minneapolis’ most distinguished architects, Charles S. Segwick. Segwick’s career began in New York City before he established an architectural firm in Minneapolis in 1884. His preference for designs which employed stylistic characteristics from a variety of sources, using strongly chromatic surfaces and profusely ornamented detail, is exemplified in the Melrose Flats. Organization of the primary façade reflects a Chicago Commercial style prototype with a series of large display windows at the street level and layers of smaller windows above. While only in fair condition, the building has remained unaltered and retains its architectural integrity.
Circa 1980, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
2006, Minneapolis CPED
City of Minneapolis, "National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," August 1981.
Updated: February 2007