Frank B. Kellogg House
Constructed in 1889, the Frank B. Kellogg House is a perfect example of late 19th century Queen Anne and Romanesque style. It was built by it its namesake, Frank B. Kellogg (1856-1937), a prominent national figure of the early 20th century. Trained as a lawyer, Kellogg served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Howard Taft, then became a U.S. Senator and was later appointed Secretary of State under Calvin Coolidge. During his tenure as Secretary of State, Kellogg helped negotiate the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928, an international treaty signed by 62 countries agreeing to not use war as a means of policy. Kellogg was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1929 for his efforts. The house remains a private residence today. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and became a National Historic Landmark two years later.
Backstory and Context
"Frank B. Kellogg House, St. Paul Minnesota." Historic Structures. Accessed July 31, 2015. http://www.historic-structures.com/mn/st_paul/kellogg_house.php.
Photo 1: Frank Billings Kellogg House, 633 Fairmont Avenue, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, MN. after 1933. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Library of Congress. Comp. Historic American Buildings Survey. Web. 31 July 2015.
Photo 2: Harris & Ewing. [Frank Kellogg at White House, Washington, D.C.]. 1923-1929. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Library of Congress. Web. 31 July 2015.