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Thursday Night Hikes: Dayton's Bluff Area Architectural Hike Route


Dayton's Bluff Area Architectural Hike Route

Assembled by

Lawrence A. Martin

Minneapolis, Minnesota

May 15, 2002

Hike Route:

Start:

Start in the parking lot of the Dayton's Bluff Elementary School building, 262 North Bates Avenue (west northwest corner of Conway Street and Bates Avenue), and proceed northeast along Conway Street to Maple Street. Bates Avenue was named in 1857 for Maria Bates Dayton (1811- ), wife of Lyman Dayton, who moved to Dayton, MN, after her husband's death in 1865. Maple Street was named in 1857 for the tree, a common naming convention in St. Paul. Conway Street was first named First Street and then named Levee Street. It was renamed in 1872 to honor Charles R. Conway (1822- ), who came to Minnesota in 1849 and who was a journalist and a real estate speculator.

262 North Bates Avenue: Dayton's Bluff Elementary School; Built in 1974

Proceed northwest on Maple Street sixth blocks to East Seventh Street.

338 North Maple Street: Built in 1887 or 1890; Jacob W. Petter House; Victorian Cottage in style.

343 Maple Street: Otto C. Pasel House/Walter T. Lemon House/Charles K. Blandin House; Built in 1889

360 Maple Street: Reverend August H. Koerner House/ Built in 1885

372 Maple Street: Mrs. Catherine De Haas House; Built in 1885

373 North Maple Street: Peter & Louisa John House; Built in 1906; Colonial Revival house and carriage house in style

381 North Maple Street: Victorian in style.

382 North Maple Street: Samuel P. Spindler House; Built in 1886.

Turn west on East Seventh Street and proceed one-half block to Greenbrier Street. Greenbrier Street was named in 1857 for Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia). From 1889 to the mid-1940's, a portion of Greenbrier Street was renamed Cable Avenue.

North Maple Street, North Greenbrier Street, and East Seventh Street intersection: Hamm Park.

Turn north on Greenbrier Street and proceed three blocks to Beech Street. Beech Street was platted as Franklin Street in 1857, but was renamed in 1872 to avoid confusion with the downtown Franklin Street. The street was named for the tree.

626 North Greenbrier Street; Built in 1880; Eastlake/Victorian in style

627 North Greenbrier Street: Built 1880 or 1882; Eastlake/Victorian in style.

629 North Greenbrier Street: Built in 1884 or 1886; Victorian patternbook house in style.

635 North Greenbrier Street: William Schnittger House; Built in 1882; Victorian patternbook house in style

668 North Greenbrier Street: William Hamm, Jr., and Marie Scheffer Hamm House; Built in 1892; Neoclassical in style; Reed & Stem, architects

671 North Greenbrier Street: Former William Hamm, Sr., House; Built in 1904.

672 North Greenbrier Street: Otto and Marie Hamm Mueller House; Built in 1891; Queen Anne in style

680 North Greenbrier Street: Peter and Emma Mueller Claussen House; Built in 1887; Classicized Queen Anne in style; Augustus F. Gauger, architect

Turn east on Beech Street and proceed to its dead end.

850 Beech Street: Built in 1874.

854 Beech Street: Built in 1880.

862 Beech Street: Built in 1878.

Turn south on the alley and proceed to Margaret Street. Margaret Street was once named Pearl Street, but was renamed in 1872, with the name derived from the Latin for "pearl."

East Margaret Street and Hope Street: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church; Built in 1965

Hope Street was initially named Hill Street and was renamed in 1872.

750 East Margaret Street: William R. Barfield House; Built in 1887

752 East Margaret Street: Built in 1887; Queen Anne in style

745 East Margaret Street: Margaret Street Police Substation; Built in 1886; Modified Italianate in style; Henry R. P. Hamilton, architect; Asher Bassford, contractor.

732 East Margaret Street: Henry and Hilda Defiel House; Built in 1890 or 1896; Late Queen Anne in style

727 East Margaret Street: Reverend Carl Gausewitz House; Built in 1902

723 Margaret Street: Emmer H. Bowen House; Built in 1904

717 Margaret Street: Emma Classen House; Built in 1900

715 Margaret Street: J. F. Franzen House; Built in 1889 or 1892; Reed & Stem, architects

Turn west on Margaret Street and proceed one block to Dellwood Place.

Turn southwest on Dellwood Place and proceed one block to Maury Street.

Turn west on Maury Street and proceed one block to Bates Avenue

Turn south on Bates Avenue and proceed one block to North Street. North Street was so named because it was the north border of the plat filed in 1852.

636-638 North Bates Avenue: Winslow W. Dunn House: Built in 1908 or 1909; Victorian in style.

635 North Bates Avenue; John Allenson House; Built in 1886 or 1888; Eastlake in style.

631 Bates Avenue: Charles H. W. Thoele House/Charles H. Lockwood House; Built in 1880; Victorian in style

614 Bates Avenue: Gebhard H. Blase House; Built in 1888

612 Bates Avenue: Built in 1886

608 North Bates Avenue: Built in 1910; Patternbook in style

Turn west on North Street and proceed to blocks to Fountain Place. Turn north on Fountain Place and proceed one block to where it dead-ends, then reverse direction and proceed one block south to North Street. Fountain Street: Originally named Preble Street and renamed in 1890. 614 Fountain Street is the sole house on the street and the street was named for a series of artificial waterfalls located at that house.

633 North Street: Built in 1878.

613 North Street: Jacob Heck House; Built in 1880 or 1889; Victorian/Queen Anne in style.

614 North Fountain Place : Linz-Bergmeier House/"Fountain Place;" Built in 1882 or 1885; Altered in 1891 and 1916; Queen Anne/Colonial Revival in style.

Turn east on North Street and proceed one block to Eighth Street.

Turn west on Eighth Street and proceed one block to Maria Avenue. Maria Street was named in 1857 by Lyman Dayton for his wife.

Turn southeast on Maria Avenue and proceed southeast on Maria Avenue one block to East Seventh Street.

463 Maria Avenue: First Lutheran Church; Built in 1917.

447 Maria Avenue: Built in 1940.

445 Maria Avenue: Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Biological Control Facility.

Cross East Seventh Street and continue to proceed southeast on Maria Avenue two blocks to East Fifth Street.

406 Maria Avenue: Site of the former Alfred J. Hill House.

374 North Maria Avenue: Schoch Building; Built in 1885; Victorian Commercial block in style; A. F. Gauger, architect

370 Maria Avenue: Christian J. Miss House; Built in 1884

365 Maria Avenue: Groppel/Metz House. Built in 1882 or 1900; Victorian in style.

360 Maria Avenue: Built in 1874.

359 Maria Avenue: Pascal Ticknor House; Built in 1884.

358 Maria Avenue: Built in 1874.

Turn southwest on East Fifth Street and proceed one block to where the street dead-ends and reverse direction. Proceed northeast one block back to Maria Avenue.

667 East Fifth Street: Edward/Edwin Mahle House; Built in 1874 or 1880; Eastlake in style

665 East Fifth Street: Mrs. Maria Munch House; Built in 1883

661 East Fifth Street: Seeger Flats; Built in 1904; Late Queen Anne in style.

655-657 East Fifth Street: John and Alvina Seeger House; Built in 1901; Victorian Colonial Revival in style.

653 East Fifth Street: Adolph and Anna Muench House; Built in 1884 or 1889; Queen Anne in style

334 Mounds Boulevard: Muench-Heinemann House; Built circa 1869; Italianate in style.

660 East Fifth Street: Otto Streissguth House; Built in 1883

668 East Fifth Street: Built in 1890

670 East Fifth Street: Built in 1889

Turn southeast on Maria Avenue and proceed one block to East Fourth Street.

Turn southwest on East Fourth Street and proceed one block to where the street dead-ends and reverse direction. Proceed northeast one block back to Maria Avenue.

667 East Fourth Street: G. W. Blood House; Built in 1902

665 East Fourth Street: Built in 1874.

663 East Fourth Street: Thomas Davis House; Built in 1879

659 East Fourth Street: Built in 1884

657 East Fourth Street: Built in 1912

654 East Fourth Street: Julia Knauft House; Built in 1908; Queen Anne in style.

656 East Fourth Street: Built in 1996.

668 East Fourth Street: Tandy Row; Built in 1888; Victorian in style with Queen Anne details; John H. Coxhead, architect

Turn southeast on Maria Avenue and proceed one block to East Third Street.

Turn northeast on East Third Street and proceed one block to North Bates Avenue.

700 East Third Street: Frederick Reinecker House #2; Built in 1883 or 1886; Transitional Queen Anne/Victorian in style; Frederick Reinecker, builder

702 East Third Street: Frederick Reinecker House #1; Built in 1882 or 1883; Patternbook Italianate eclectic in style; Frederick Reinecker, builder

717 East Third Street: Built in 1914

720 East Third Street: Peter Gavin House; Built in 1896

723 East Third Street: Built in 1890; Queen Anne in style; William E. Dudley, builder

Turn southeast on North Bates Avenue and proceed one block to Conway Street.

308 North Bates Avenue: Congressman Oscar E. Keller House; Built in 1912.

297 North Bates Avenue: Allen Krieger House: Built in 1890 or 1892; Victorian Queen Anne in style; Ernest Klinkerfues, builder

296 North Bates Avenue: Built in 1901; Classical Revival in style; Mark Fitzpatrick, architect; C. Ash & Company, builder

283 North Bates Avenue: Queen Ann in style.

Turn southwest on Conway Street and proceed one block to Maria Avenue.

695 Conway Street: Chief Justice Warren Burger Boyhood home; Built in 1884 or 1900; Cottage in style.

692 Conway Street: Built in 1888

691 Conway Street: Built in 1885

690 Conway Street: Built in 1885

689 Conway Street: Built in 1888

687 Conway Street: Built in 1880

685 Conway Street: Alfred E. Vose House; Built in 1888

681 Conway Street: Built in 1994.

671 Conway Street: Built in 1864.

Turn southeast on Maria and proceed three blocks to Wilson Street.

277 Maria Avenue: Henry Guthunz House; Built in 1905

276 Maria Avenue: Peter Tobin House; Built in 1923; Bungalow in style.

275 Maria Avenue: Edward H. Tubbesing House; Built in 1905

271 Maria Avenue: Built in 1905

270 Maria Avenue: Rev. G. S. Parker House; Built in 1900

267 Maria Avenue: Albert Scheffer House. Built in 1905.

266 Maria Avenue: S. Calvin Confer House; Built in 1884

263 Maria Avenue: Built in 1902

260 Maria Avenue: J. A. Stapleton House; Built in 1900

259 Maria Avenue: F. A. Jacobs House; Built in 1900

258 Maria Avenue: Sarafino "Sam" Rossi Grocery Store.

255 Maria Avenue: Built in 1885

254 Maria Avenue: Built in 1909

252 Maria Avenue: Florence Hudson House; Built in 1912

251 Maria Avenue: Built in 1885

246-248 Maria Avenue: James H. Davis House; Built in 1885

245 Maria Avenue: J. J. Daley House; Built in 1915

243 Maria Avenue: Jacob Rockstroh House; Built in 1908; Midwest Vernacular in style with Victorian and Colonial Revival elements

242 Maria Avenue: Samuel Brant House; Built in 1885

238 Maria Avenue: William E. Buell House; Built in 1885

237 Maria Avenue: P. H. Kelly House #3; Built in 1906; Classical Revival in style.

236 Maria Avenue: Reverend William Rotert House; Built in 1882

235 Maria Avenue: P. H. Kelly House #2. Built in 1906.

232 Maria Avenue: Built in 1882

231 Maria Avenue: P. H. Kelly House #1; Built in 1906.

230 Maria Avenue: Built in 1880

228 Maria Avenue: James P. Murname House; Built in 1880.

Turn northeast on Wilson Street and proceed one block to Bates Avenue.

699 Wilson Avenue: Built in 1882; Italianate style.

707 Wilson Avenue: Schornstein Grocery and Saloon Building; Built in 1884; French Second Empire in style

Turn northwest on Bates Avenue and proceed seven blocks to East Sixth Street.

234-238 North Bates Avenue: Euclid View Apartments; Built in 1894; Queen Anne/Romanesque in style; Hermann Kretz & Company, architects; Saunders A. Varnum, builder

243 North Bates Avenue: Holman Methodist Church/Ecclesia Codominiums; Built in 1904 or 1906; Craftsman in style; C. A. Boehme, architect; T. A. Diechen, builder

249 Bates Avenue: Edward Herrmann House; Built in 1886

251 Bates Avenue: Jewell Schulstad House; Built in 1928

255 Bates Avenue: Reverend William F. Fritze House; Built in 1928

257 Bates Avenue: Reverend James E. Rains House; Built in 1928

262 North Bates Avenue: Dayton's Bluff Elementary School; Built in 1974

267 Bates Avenue: Michael A. Stapleton House; Built in 1886

275 Bates Avenue: Built in 1900

279 Bates Avenue: Built in 1910

283 North Bates Avenue: George J. Miller House; Queen Ann in style.

284 Bates Avenue: Supreme Council of the House of Jacob/Former Atlantic Congregational Church; Built in 1902

286 Bates Avenue: Built in 1900

290 Bates Avenue: Built in 1913

291 Bates Avenue: Charles H. Glidden House; Built in 1880

292 Bates Avenue: Jacob H. Rockstroh House; Built in 1883

296 North Bates Avenue: The Binder Apartments; Built in 1901; Classical Revival in style; Mark Fitzpatrick, architect; C. Ash & Company, builder

297 North Bates Avenue: Allen Krieger House: Built in 1890 or 1892; Victorian Queen Anne in style; Ernest Klinkerfues, builder

308 North Bates Avenue: Congressman Oscar E. Keller House. Built in 1912

314 Bates Avenue: Built in 1911.

315 Bates Avenue: D. A. White House; Built in 1884

316 Bates Avenue: Built in 1910

321 Bates Avenue: Built in 1920

324 North Bates Avenue: William F. Von Deyn House; Built in 1879

335 Bates Avenue: William L. Cullen House; Built in 1880 or 1884; Victorian in style; D. A. Wille, builder

337 Bates Avenue: Josiah Conzett House; Built in 1900

342 Bates Avenue: Constantine Heinrich House; Built in 1880

351 Bates Avenue: Built in 1905

352 North Bates Avenue: Max and Amilia Toltz House; Built in 1902; Craftsman in style; Max Toltz, probable architect; Fred Althen, builder

355 North Bates Avenue: Built in 1924

356 Bates Avenue: Charles L. Tracy House; Built in 1885

358 Bates Avenue: Charles L. Tracy House/William J. North House; Built in 1860 or 1900; Italianate/Italianate Vernacular in style.

361 Bates Avenue: Charles Weinhagen House; Built in 1900

364 Bates Avenue: Gilbert F. Philleo House; Built in 1900

365 Bates Avenue: Charles H. Lockwood House; Built in 1890

367 Bates Avenue: John Willis House; Built in 1900

370 Bates Avenue: Built in 1880

375 Bates Avenue: Built in 1884

376 Bates Avenue: John Pfister House; Built in 1887; Queen Anne in style

Turn northeast on East Sixth Street and proceed three blocks to Hope Street.

729 East Sixth Street: Darius Hevener House; Built in 1889; Queen Anne in style; Augustus F. Gauger, architect

730 East Sixth Street: Built in 1885

731 East Sixth Street: Built in 1890

734 East Sixth Street: Built in 1890

743 East Sixth Street: Built in 1880

754 East Sixth Street: Built in 1900

757 East Sixth Street: Arthur & Elsa Koenig House; Built in 1879; Italianate in style

758 East Sixth Street: Built in 1900

760 East Sixth Street: Built in 1885

761 East Sixth Street: Bernice E. Keller House; Built in 1889; Queen Anne in style

762 East Sixth Street: Andrew J. Hoban House; Built in 1889; Eclectic in style

764 East Sixth Street: Built in 1883

765 East Sixth Street: Built in 1888

767 East Sixth Street: Keller Row Home; Built in 1889; Victorian in style; Edwin Radcliffe, architect

770 East Sixth Street: Michael and Rose Walter House; Built in 1877 or 1880; Gothic Stick/Italianate in style

Turn southeast on Hope Street and proceed two blocks to East Fourth Street.

366 Hope Street: Built in 1900

365 Hope Street: Built in 1882

363 Hope Street: Built in 1880

362 Hope Street: Built in 1900

357 Hope Street: Built in 1882

354 Hope Street: Built in 1910

352 Hope Street: Built in 1910

351 Hope Street: Built in 1890

350 Hope Street: Built in 1910

Turn northeast on East Fourth Street and proceed one-half block.

795 East Fourth Street: Built in 1900

799 East Fourth Street: Benjamin F. Kernkamp House; Built in 1912

804 East Fourth Street: Built in 1890

805 East Fourth Street: Built in 1924

808 East Fourth Street: Built in 1890

810 East Fourth Street: Built in 1886

811 East Fourth Street: Built in 1921

815 East Fourth Street: Built in 1906

831 East Fourth Street: Built in 1904

832 East Fourth Street: E. B. Strate House; Built in 1897

836 East Fourth Street: Built in 1890

837 East Fourth Street: Built in 1922

839 East Fourth Street: Built in 1896

840 East Fourth Street: Built in 1900

842 East Fourth Street: Built in 1889

843 East Fourth Street: Built in 1902

847 East Fourth Street: Former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun Boyhood Home; Built in 1906 or 1907; Four-square in style

Reverse direction (to southwest) on East Fourth Street and proceed one and one-half blocks to Eichenwald Street. Eichenwald Street was platted in 1877 by John M. Keller (1833-1896), who named the thoroughfare for a German village. Keller was a carpenter and ran a lumber yard. His son became mayor of the city.

Turn southeast on Eichenwald Street and proceed one short block to Arcade Street. Arcade Street was named in 1872 by Bernard Sinnen, meaning a passageway through a commercial area, which in 1872 St. Paul was wishful thinking.

411 Eichenwald Street: Built in 1885; 19th Century Vernacular in style

410 Eichenwald Street: Built in 1870

407 Eichenwald Street: Christian G. Albrecht House; Built in 1890

403 Eichenwald Street: Henry Caldwell House; Built in 1894

402 Eichenwald Street: Built in 1901

394 Eichenwald Street: Built in 1959

393-399 Eichenwald Street: Eichenwald Rowhouses; Built in 1885 or 1892; Victorian rowhouse in style; Andrew J. Hoban, master builder

Turn south on Arcade Street and proceed two blocks to Conway Street.

Turn west on Conway Street and proceed west/southwest back to Dayton's Bluff Elementary School.

If time permits, proceed southeast on Maple Street four blocks to the footbridge over I-94

280 North Maple Street: Built in 1884

198 North Maple Street: Built in 1886

Cross the I-94 foot bridge

From the footbridge, proceed southeast on Mound Street one block to McLean Street. Mound Street: Named in 1856 for the nearby indian burial mounds. McLean Street: Named in 1856 for Nathaniel McLean (1787-1871), an Ohio newspaperman who moved to St. Paul in 1847, became federal Indian Agent for the Sioux, and in 1855, became a Ramsey County commissioner.

844 Mound Street: Built in 1902

827 Mound Street: Built in 1891

Turn southwest on McLean Street and proceed one block to Bates Avenue.

Turn northwest on Bates Avenue and proceed two blocks to Plum Street.

Turn northeast/east on Plum Street and proceed back to the footbridge over I-94.

Cross the I-94 foot bridge.

Proceed northwest on Maple Street two blocks to Euclid Street.

Turn southwest on Euclid Street and proceed one block to Bates Avenue.

Turn northwest on Bates Avenue and proceed two blocks to the Dayton's Bluff Elementary School.

Source of the names of nearby streets:

Burns Avenue: Named for John and Priscilla Burns, to whom Benjamin Hoyt (1800-1875) sold a $10,000 interest in the 1856 Suburban Hills Addition plat. William Ames and Benjamin Hoyt operated a sawmill along Phalen Creek in 1855.

Earl Street: Initially named East Street in 1857 and renamed Earl Street in 1872. The source of the name is unclear.

Euclid Street: Named in 1873 for Ossian Euclid Dodge (1820-1876), who was a vocalist, journalist, and composer and came to St. Paul in 1862. A scandalous divorce drove him to resettle in England in 1874.

McLean Street: Nathaniel McLean (1789- ) learned journalism and the printing business in his native New Jersey, was an early pioneer at age 60 in the Daytonís Bluff area, after first settling in Ohio, where he was elected to the state legislature in 1810, and the street is named after him. Where the street crosses Mound Street is very near the site where his former home once stood. McLean came to the state to publish the Chronicle and Register newspaper and, on his arrival at St. Paul, purchased several acres of land on Daytonís Bluff, just outside the city limits in what came to be named McLean Township. McLean served as county commissioner and was later appointed Sioux agent at Ft. Snelling, a post he held for four years.

Mendota Street: Originally named Oak Street and renamed by the City in 1872. The name is reputed to be derived from a Dakota word meaning "mouth of the river."

Minnehaha Avenue: Named in 1857 for Minnehaha Falls.

Surrey Street: Originally named Van Buren Place and was renamed in 1940.

Wilson Street: Once named Hudson Avenue and renamed in 1940.

York Street: Originally named Douglas Street and renamed in 1872. The origin of the name is unclear.

Links:

Daytons Bluff Architectural Hike Route

Dayton's Bluff Architectural Hike, Part 1:

Dayton's Bluff Architectural Hike, Part 2:

Achitectural Style Notes

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Last Updated: September 25, 2007.