William S. Nott House

Individual Landmark


 1905 William S. Nott House

 2006 William S. Nott House

Address: 15 Groveland Terrace

Neighborhood: Lowry Hill

Construction Date: 1893-94

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Long and Kees

Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival

Historic Use: Private Residence

Current Use: Commercial - Office

Date of Local Designation: 1984

Date of National Register Designation: N/A

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning

Period of Significance: 1800-1899

Historic Profile: The William S. Nott House is significant as the original and oldest surviving house in the residential district planned by Thomas Lowry in the 1890s. Built by Lowry to demonstrate his commitment to stimulate active development, the house represents the high standards which were to attract the City’s elite to this exclusive neighborhood. In 1892, Lowry commissioned the noted local architectural partnership of Franklin Long and Frederick Kees to design a house for this prominent site, opposite the entrance of Lowry’s own estate. The Nott House is the unique representation of a significant transition from Richardsonian Romanesque to Classical. It has retained its original design integrity in large part due to the rehabilitation efforts by the current owners. It continues to convey a 1890s sense of rugged and massive permanence at a major entrance to the Lowry Hill district.

Photo Credits:

1904, Sweet, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

City of Minneapolis, "National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," March 1984.

Updated: February 2007

Last updated Feb 7, 2019



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