Andrew John Volstead House

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Andrew John Volstead House
Andrew John Volstead House.jpg
Andrew John Volstead House is located in Minnesota
Andrew John Volstead House
Location 163 Ninth Avenue
Granite Falls, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°48′33.3″N 95°32′23.7″W / 44.809250°N 95.539917°W / 44.809250; -95.539917Coordinates: 44°48′33.3″N 95°32′23.7″W / 44.809250°N 95.539917°W / 44.809250; -95.539917
Built 1878[1]
Architectural style Wood Frame; cedar roof
Governing body private
NRHP Reference # 74001046[2][3][4]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 30, 1974
Designated NHL December 8, 1976[5]

The Andrew John Volstead House, located at 163 Ninth Avenue, Granite Falls, in the U.S. state of Minnesota was the home of Andrew Volstead (1860-1947). He personified prohibition to the American people, having authored the National Prohibition Act of 1919. The home is a wood-frame structure with a large two-story stairwell tower that was added on by Volstead shortly after he purchased the property. During Volstead's time, the first floor had a large screened porch; this has now been replaced by an open porch. The interior is adorned with oak woodwork and stained glass.[4]


  1. ^ "Andrew John Volstead House". Historic American Buildings Survey. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". unofficial site. 2007-11-05. 
  4. ^ a b Ralph Christian and George Adams (August 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Andrew John Volstead House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 4 images from 1974. PDF (2.32 MB)
  5. ^ "Andrew J. Volstead House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 

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