Address: 15 Groveland Terrace
Neighborhood: Lowry Hill
Construction Date: 1893-94
Architect: Long and Kees
Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival
Historic Use: Private Residence
Current Use: Commercial - Office
Date of Local Designation: 1984
Date of National Register Designation: N/A
Area(s) of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning
Period of Significance: 1800-1899
Historic Profile: The William S. Nott House is significant as the original and oldest surviving house in the residential district planned by Thomas Lowry in the 1890s. Built by Lowry to demonstrate his commitment to stimulate active development, the house represents the high standards which were to attract the City’s elite to this exclusive neighborhood. In 1892, Lowry commissioned the noted local architectural partnership of Franklin Long and Frederick Kees to design a house for this prominent site, opposite the entrance of Lowry’s own estate. The Nott House is the unique representation of a significant transition from Richardsonian Romanesque to Classical. It has retained its original design integrity in large part due to the rehabilitation efforts by the current owners. It continues to convey a 1890s sense of rugged and massive permanence at a major entrance to the Lowry Hill district.
1904, Sweet, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society
2006, Minneapolis CPED
City of Minneapolis, "National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," March 1984.
Updated: February 2007