Address: 2215 Dupont Avenue North
Construction Date: 1883
Architectural Style: Queen Anne/Eastlake
Historic Use: Residential – Single Family
Current Use: Residential – Single Family
Date of Local Designation: 1995
Date of National Register Designation: N/A
Area(s) of Significance: Social History
Period of Significance: 1800-1899
Historic Profile: The Baker-Emerson House, located only two blocks from the W. Broadway Avenue commercial corridor in the Highland neighborhood, remains an excellent example of a middle-class residence built in the 1880s. The two-and one-half story frame house has retained both its Eastlake and Queen Anne style elements even though the property has changed ownership numerous times. The three earliest residents, William Huntington, George L. Baker and Carey Emerson were all involved in similar businesses and Baptist organizations. The succession of ownership is illustrative of a network of associations based on business and church membership in North Minneapolis neighborhoods.
1915, Portrait of George L. Baker, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society
2006, Minneapolis CPED
"City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission Registration Form," April 1994.
Updated: February 2007
Last updated Nov 22, 2011