Happy Hour With a Preservationist
Happy Hour With a Preservationist gets you behind the scenes of Minneapolis’s most interesting buildings, often including special tours of historic spaces that are not typically open the public. The cool thing is when we tour these places, many are undergoing or completing restoration (e.g. North Branch Library/Emerge, St. Anthony Falls Hydro Lab, Grain Exchange Trading Floor, etc.). Happy Hours are FREE (and we will bet that you don’t hear that often).
The Happy Hours alternate months with our Breakfast With a Preservationist series.
Next Happy Hour: Reinhold Zeglin House on Park Avenue
Note: This is a ticketed event. It’s free, but space is limited (no more than 50 people per tour), so you MUST reserve a spot on Eventbrite for one of the following tours.
5:30pm (click here for tickets)
6:30pm (click here for tickets)
7:30pm (click here for tickets)
Featured in the Star Tribune and twice in Old House Journal, the lovingly restored Reinhold Zeglin house, built in 1905, is one of Park Avenue’s best preserved and finest examples of the residential Colonial Revival style. It is coming up for sale for only the second time in 81 years.
The home was designed and built in 1905 by Master Builder Barclay Cooper. In 1908, the Reinhold Zeglin family purchased the home as their winter city residence. Zeglin owned and operated the Coney Island Hotel and Resort on nearby Lake Waconia’s “Coney Island of the West,” a once popular summer destination for local society and national celebrities. The Zeglins lived in the home until 1923.
Current owners Ryan Knoke and Montana Scheff purchased 3621 Park Avenue in 2004 from 101-year-old real estate businessman Wendell Erickson, who had owned the home since 1932. Since purchasing the house, Ryan and Montana have undertaken an extensive restoration, bringing it back to its original splendor and garnering local and national attention for their efforts.
This event not only offers a rare glimpse into one of Park Avenue’s best-preserved gems, but owner and Park Avenue Historian Ryan Knoke will present on the history of the home and its context on historic Park Avenue.
Articles about the house:
- Old House Journal, July 2012: “Sunny 1940s-Inspired Kitchen” http://www.oldhouseonline.com/sunny-1940s-inspired-kitchen/
- Old House Journal, January 2012. ”Minneapolis’s Historic Park Avenue” http://www.oldhouseonline.com/minneapolis-historic-park-avenue-neighborhood/And “Tips for Finishing Old House Woodwork” http://www.oldhouseonline.com/tips-for-finishing-old-house-woodwork/
- Star Tribune, May 29, 2010: “Park Avenue Revival: Aging Beauty Gets a Facelift” http://www.startribune.com/housing/95132974.html