Alexander Ramsey House

265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul, Minnesota

Photos 

Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of c. 1880 View, Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society VIEW LOOKING NORTH

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

The Alexander Ramsey "Mansion House" is an excellent example of the large private residence being built in St. Paul during the latter half of the 19th century, and is a symbol of the rapid economic and cultural development of the northwest after 1850. The house is of particular interest because it has been altered only slightly from its original condition, and has retained almost all of the original furnishings. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1969
Reference number
69000077
NR name
Ramsey, Alexander, House
Architectural styles
Victorian: Second Empire; Other architectural type; French Neo-Baroque
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1868; 1872
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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