Carpenter, Eugene J., House (NRIS 77001566)

Address: 300 Clifton Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota. County/parish: Hennepin.

2 contributing buildings.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places September 13, 1977.

Also known as:

  • Clifton Court

From Wikipedia:

Eugene J. Carpenter House
The Eugene J. Carpenter House is a Georgian Revival-style house located in Loring Hills, the mansion district in turn-of-the-century Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.The house was built in 1887 by C.M Douglas, who owned a coal delivery business. 300 Clifton was built in the Queen Anne style, with prominent porches and a turret in the southeast. Harvey Brown, a successful businessman and banker bought the house in 1890 and lived there until his death in 1904.The house was purchased in 1905 by Eugene and Merrette Carpenter and was owned by the family until 1948. This constitutes the historically significant time period. Eugene Carpenter and Merrette Lamb came from lumber milling families and were owners of the Carpenter-Lamb Lumber Co. of Minneapolis. The Carpenters were also significant patrons of the arts and Eugene Carpenter played a pivotal role in establishing the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. (read more...)


  • Hewitt, Edwin H.

Architectural styles:

  • Colonial Revival
  • Other

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Carpenter, Eugene J.

National Park Service documentation: