Published on: Tue, 03/27/2012 - 10:26
Bids Due: April 19, 2012 at 4 pm
Walk Through’s: 9 AM, Thursday, April 5 & Thursday, April 12
Mandatory: MUST attend a minimum of 1 walk through
Featuring homes in the 4th Street Preservation Project Area:
The City of Saint Paul is soliciting bids on two properties located in the Dayton’s Bluff Historic District. The work on these projects include full rehabilitation and must conform with the district guidelines and to the recommendations set fourth by the City of Saint Paul and the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC).
326 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55106
The Peter Bott House at 326 Maria Avenue was constructed in 1879. The two-story, Italianate style residence has a truncated, hipped roof with a central front gable, cement-asbestos shingle siding over clapboard and a limestone foundation. The residence has “dog-eared” casings, a delicately fret-sawn architrave on the middle second story window, and attic oculus and transom over the front entry. The front porch was removed, the entry sidelights were paneled over and the open side porch was enclosed prior to the creation of the historic district. The rear addition was constructed in 1892. The property is categorized as Pivotal to the historic district. The work on this project must conform with the district guidelines and to the recommendations set fourth by the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC).
695 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106
The Michael M. McGrath House at 695 Fourth Street East is a two and one-half story classicized Queen Anne style residence constructed in 1899. The building has a limestone foundation, vinyl and perma-stone clad exterior with aluminum wrapped trim and a cross-gabled asphalt roof. The typical Queen Anne façade retains little of its classical detailing and the Palladian window in the front gable has been partially covered. The front porch is enclosed and second-story gambrel roof addition was constructed at the rear prior to the creation of the historic district. An early garage that is visible on the 1903 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map no longer remains at the rear of the property. The house is a near mirror image in plan to the adjacent property at 693 Fourth Street East. The building is categorized as non-contributing to the historic district; however, it was constructed during the period of significance.