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Edwin H. Hewitt House
Wide two-and-a-half-story house with symmetrical gables flanking a central bay with a porch and balcony
The Edwin H. Hewitt House from the south
Location 126 East Franklin Avenue,
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Built 1906
Architect Edwin H. Hewitt
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference No. 78001539
Added to NRHP April 6, 1978

The Edwin H. Hewitt House is a historic house in the Stevens Square neighborhood of Minneapolis. Edwin Hawley Hewitt (1874–1939) was a prominent local architect. He designed this house, at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Stevens Avenue, in 1906. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Education

Hewitt studied at the University of Minnesota, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He returned to Minnesota in 1904, and in 1911, he partnered with architect Edwin Brown. Hewitt's house is architecturally significant within Minneapolis and testifies to the impact of his career.

Memorial Commission

Since 1919, the Soldier's Memorial Commission had been planning a memorial to all of the community's soldiers. A suitable location was sought and it was intended to be placed on Victory Memorial Drive. The memorial was budgeted at $100,000 and several fundraising plans were looked at. Mr. E.H. Hewitt of Hewitt & Brown Architects submitted a proposal and sketch for the monument. The Great Depression put a damper on the plans. The money collected was invested and had aided in maintenance of the bronze stars and crosses. The memorial was put on hold, to be looked at after World War II. It is not known what happened to the plans. https://web.archive.org/web/20080828121805/http://www.victoryneighborhood.org/history.php

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