Address: 2617 West 40 th Street
Neighborhood: Linden Hills
Construction Date: 1902
Architect: Loren L. Chadwick
Architectural Style: Cottage
Historic Use: Private Residence
Current Use: Private Residence
Date of Local Designation: 1983
Date of National Register Designation: 1984
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900 -
Historic Profile: The Chadwick Cottages are significant and distinctive examples of Cottage architecture in the Minneapolis Lake District. In 1902 Loren L. Chadwick constructed the two cottages at a cost of $300 each. The tiny cottages (16 x 30 feet) were simply designed for summer use and had screened porches to take advantage of the breeze from the nearby lakes. The cottages served as rented summer homes for more than a decade before being sold as individual units. In 1972, the two cottages were joined to form a single dwelling unit. The survival of their unadorned design makes the Chadwick Cottages unique to the Lake District and significant examples of cottage architecture in Minneapolis.
2006, Minneapolis CPED
"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," January 1982.
Updated: February 2007
Last updated Nov 22, 2011