Address: 3028 James Avenue South
Construction Date: 1929
Contractor: M.E. Greenberg
Architect: Charles J. Bard
Architectural Style: Exotic Revival – Moorish Revival
Historic Use: Private Residences
Current Use: Private Residences
Date of Local Designation: 1985
Date of National Register Designation: N/A
Area(s) of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-
Historic Profile: The "Moorish Mansion" Apartment Building is significant as one of the most unique local examples of multiple housing units employing a Historic Revival architectural façade. During the 1920s, Minneapolis produced many standard apartment buildings with facades that reflected a wide variety of stylistic Revivals. Constructed in 1929 for M.E. Greenberg, the "Moorish Mansion" incorporates exotic fantasy into a modern building. Each of the façade’s three bays is uniquely designed using a variety of Moorish ornament, including copper dome, iron balconets, and spiraled columns. The Moorish Mansion apartments represent an excellent example of Historic Revival designs applied to contemporary urban lifestyles.
1985, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
2006, Minneapolis CPED
City of Minneapolis, "National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," February 1982.
Updated: February 2007