3rd & Hill

3 of the 4 houses at the corner of 3rd & Hill in Red Wing, Minnesota

I took quite a few pictures in Red Wing but failed to take a picture of the house at the northeast corner of this intersection. Google street view has mapped out so many locations around the world ( the Grand Canyon, Hanaumu Bay, the Van Gogh Museum, etc.) that I thought I’d be able to grab a picture of the house on the northeast corner. Unfortunately, Google street view has not yet made it to Redwing’s West Residential Historic District.

According to Footsteps through Historic Red Wing (copyright 1989, City of Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission). “The Third and Hill Streets intersection has been termed the most architecturally significant intersection in Minnesota.” The three houses I took pictures of are described in this brochure, the house on the northeast corner isn’t mentioned.

A. In the top left corner of the mosaic (and located in the northwest corner of the intersection) is the Philander Sprague House (1868), a classic example of the French Second Empire style.

B. In the top right corner of the mosaic (and located in the southeast corner of the intersection) is the James Lawther House (1857). This octagon shaped house is now a bed and breakfast inn. Some interior pictures are available at the link.

C. At the bottom of the mosaic (and located on the southwest corner of the intersection) is the E.S. Hoyt House (1913) which was designed by Purcell and Elmslie. This house is currently for sale, many interior pictures are available here and detailed information about the house is available here. Unlike the Purcell-Cutts House, the kitchen of this house has been extensively remodeled and updated.

Linking to Mosaic Monday.

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2 thoughts on “3rd & Hill

  1. It's a fun little town to visit. Downtown there are 5 churches (3 Lutheran and one each Episcopal and Methodist) in the area of 4th and 5th Streets and East and West Avenues. Thanks for stopping by.

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