Harry Wild Jones House

Individual Landmark





Address: 5101 Nicollet Avenue South

Neighborhood: Tangletown

Construction Date: 1887

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Harry Wild Jones

Architectural Style: Shingle; Norman Chateau

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1986

Date of National Register Designation: 1976

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture

Period of Significance: 1800-1899

Historic Profile: "Elmwood" is significant as the residence of one of Minneapolis’ most noteworthy architects whose career spanned nearly fifty years. Harry Wild Jones demonstrated expertise in a wide variety of architectural styles, but chose a shingle-styled Norman chateau for his home. When the home was built in 1887 it was among the first in the Washburn Park Neighborhood and undoubtedly set the design tone for the area. Along with Jones’ impressive architectural accomplishments, such as the Butler Brothers Warehouse (1906) and the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel (1910), he was a professor of architecture at the University of Minnesota, president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and the director of the State Art Society.

Photo Credits:

1976, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," April 1976.

Updated: February 2007

Last updated Nov 21, 2011



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