kids encyclopedia robot

Charles J. Martin House facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Charles J. Martin House
Charles J. Martin House.jpg
The Charles J. Martin House from the southwest
Location 1300 Mount Curve Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1903
Architect William Channing Whitney
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
NRHP reference No. 78001541
Added to NRHP April 26, 1978

The Charles J. Martin House is a house in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The 1903 Renaissance Revival mansion and its grounds are a well-preserved example of an early-20th-century urban estate. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 for having local significance in architecture.

The house was built for Charles J. Martin. He served for many years as the secretary and treasurer of the Washburn-Crosby Company, a predecessor of General Mills. Martin also promoted civic causes such as city parks, libraries, and art societies.

The house was designed by prominent Minneapolis architect William Channing Whitney in the Renaissance Revival style, which was popular for large urban residences at the beginning of the 20th century. The house has been well preserved and well maintained.

kids search engine
Charles J. Martin House Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.