Richard Chute Square

Richard Chute Square (HMPB1)

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55414 Hennepin County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 59.218', W 93° 15.359'

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The University of Minnesota's first building, a preparatory school, was located on this site from 1851 until the University moved to its present location in 1855.

When the city of Minneapolis acquired the land for a park in 1903, it was named in honor of businessman Richard Chute, an early University of Minnesota regent and a director of the St. Anthony Waterpower Company.

The Ard Godfrey House, which was owned by the Chute family from 1880 until its purchase by the Hennepin County Territorial Pioneers Association in 1905, was moved to Chute Square in 1909. The building was operated as a museum by the Pioneers Association until 1943. Restored and furnished by the Woman's Club of Minneapolis, the Godfrey House was reopened to the public in 1979. The kitchen wing, demolished in 1908, was rebuilt in 1985 with funds raised by Woman's Club members and a generous grant from Boisclair Corporation.
Erected by members of the Chute family
HM NumberHMPB1
Year Placed1985
Placed ByMembers of the Chute family
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 479820 N 4981534
Decimal Degrees44.98696667, -93.25598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 59.218', W 93° 15.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 59' 13.08" N, 93° 15' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)612, 952, 651, 763
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206-298 Bank St SE, Minneapolis MN 55414, US
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