Garlick-Magney House

Individual Landmark




Address: 5329 Washburn Avenue South

Neighborhood: Fulton

Construction Date: 1922

Contractor: Gertrude B. Garlick

Architect: Gottlieb R. Magney

Architectural Style: Medieval Cottage

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Private Residence

Date of Local Designation: 1987

Date of National Register Designation: N/A

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture; landscape architecture

Period of Significance: 1900- present


Historic Profile: The Garlick-Magney House is a uniquely urban example of the English Medieval Cottage style of architecture. Constructed in 1922, the two story residence is an excellent example of how architectural images from the past were extensively employed during the 1920s and 1930s in Minneapolis. A set of garden walls delineating the property boundaries, the steeply pitched cross gable roof, low massing, casement windows, and whitewashed clinker brick are all characteristic of the Cottage style. During the planning and construction of the house, architect Gottileb Magney and Gertrude Garlick met. They married in 1924 and their family stayed in the home until 1983.

Photo Credits:

1987, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission

2007, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"Local Heritage Preservation Designation Study," September 1985

Updated: February 2007

Last updated Nov 23, 2011



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