Comstock House

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Solomon Gilman Comstock House
Comstock House.jpg
Comstock House is located in Minnesota
Comstock House
Comstock House is located in the US
Comstock House
Location 506 8th Street South
Moorhead, Minnesota
Coordinates 46°52′9″N 96°46′5″W / 46.86917°N 96.76806°W / 46.86917; -96.76806Coordinates: 46°52′9″N 96°46′5″W / 46.86917°N 96.76806°W / 46.86917; -96.76806
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1882–3
Architect Kees & Finch
Architectural style Queen Anne, Other, Queen Anne-Eastlake
MPS Clay County MRA (AD)
NRHP reference # 74001011[1]
Added to NRHP December 30, 1974

The Comstock House is a historic house museum in Moorhead, Minnesota, United States. It is the restored home of U.S. Congressman and businessman Solomon Comstock with its original furnishings.The house is run by a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.[2]

The house has two stories and eleven rooms and was designed by architecture firm Kees and Fisk. Construction was completed between 1882 and 1883, and the architecture is a combination of Queen Anne style and that of English designer Charles Eastlake.[3]

In 1965 George and Frances Comstock gave the house to the Minnesota Historical Society, and starting in 1976, the house was restored to its original late 19th-century style.[3]

The Comstock House in 1885, shortly after completion 
Reception room or small parlor to left of front door ca. 1900 

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Comstock House". mnhs.org. Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Moorhead's Comstock A Story of Restoration" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-31. 

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