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Nicollet Island Historic Home

by Jennifer Kirby on November 27, 2007
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Located at 27 Maple on Nicollet Island, this intriguing home was built around 1888. While small and playing the part as a quaint cottage, the home has grandeur dreams of being a Second Empire home.

Nicollet Island consists of 48 acres east of downtown Minneapolis on the Mississippi River and has had interesting past. Home to both industry and many Victorian homes, the Island survived a period in the 1980’s when the city didn’t know what to do with it. A compromise was reached and the area became part of the St Anthony Falls Historic District. Old industry areas have become park, and many of the residential homes have been restored with city financial aid. A few homes were actually moved to Nicollet Island from other parts of the city. One key note is that all homes are standing on property leased from the Minneapolis Park Board.

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