27 Crocus Place

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27 Crocus Place
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The historic house in 2015
27 Crocus Place is located in Minnesota
27 Crocus Place
27 Crocus Place is located in the US
27 Crocus Place
Location27 Crocus Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Coordinates44°56′10″N 93°7′35″W / 44.93611°N 93.12639°W / 44.93611; -93.12639Coordinates: 44°56′10″N 93°7′35″W / 44.93611°N 93.12639°W / 44.93611; -93.12639
Built1902
ArchitectJohn Magnus Carlson[1]
Architectural styleQueen Anne revival
Part ofHistoric Hill District (#76001067)

27 Crocus Place, also known as the J.M. Carlson House,[2] was a 1902 Queen Anne style timber-frame house in Saint Paul in the U.S. state of Minnesota.[3][4] It was a contributing property to the Historic Hill District.[5]

It was the home of Minnesota Governor Joseph A. A. Burnquist[6][7] where he wrote several works in the series "Minnesota and its People" during the 1920s.[8]

Despite historic preservation efforts by the city and neighbors,[9][10] a court approved its demolition in 2015.[11] The final owners of the house, Fred and Renee Pritzker, had it demolished to build a new residence for their adult son, who has Angelman syndrome.[12] In the settlement with the city, they were required to document the historic structure before it was destroyed.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mead & Hunt (2011). Saint Paul Historic Context Study: Neighborhoods at the Edge of the Walking City. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Historic Saint Paul, City of Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission, and Ramsey County Historical Society. p. 63.
  2. ^ Melo, Frederick (February 6, 2015). "St. Paul sued over suspended Crocus Hill home demolition". Pioneer Press. St. Paul, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  3. ^ Melo, Frederick (January 12, 2015). "Crocus Hill neighbors split on plan to raze 1902 home". Pioneer Press. St. Paul, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  4. ^ Xiong, Chao (February 4, 2015). "Couple sue St. Paul over stopping demolition of their Crocus Hill house". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  5. ^ "Historic Hill District". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  6. ^ The Insurance Almanac and Encyclopedia, Volume 12. New York: Underwriter Printing and Publishing Company. 1925. p. 666.
  7. ^ St. Paul City Directory, Volume 60. Saint Paul, Minnesota: R.L. Polk & Company. 1924. p. 274.
  8. ^ Melo, Frederick (April 8, 2015). "St. Paul Crocus Hill home demolition gets court's OK". Pioneer Press. St. Paul, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-04-09.
  9. ^ Moore, Gordy (February 6, 2015). "High Winds Fund buys 1721 Princeton property". The Mac Weekly. St. Paul, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-04-09.
  10. ^ Melo, Frederick (February 14, 2015). "In St. Paul, two trends drive increase in home demolitions". St. Paul Pioneer Press. St. Paul, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  11. ^ Xiong, Chao (April 6, 2015). "Judge OKs demolition of Crocus Hill house that family hopes to modify for disabled son". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-04-09.
  12. ^ Melo, Frederick (April 22, 2015). "St. Paul won't contest Crocus Place house demolition". Pioneer Press. St. Paul, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  13. ^ Duchschere, Kevin (April 22, 2015). "St. Paul, couple settle suit over Crocus Hill teardown: the Pritzkers may proceed to demolition but must also document the house in photos before it comes down". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-04-22.

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