White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
The White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, named after the adjacent lake, is housed in the historic Fillebrown House, which was built in 1879. The architect is unknown but the house is an excellent example of late 19th century cottage architecture, specifically called the Stick or Eastlake style. This architecture was popular during this period as residents of urban centers wanted homes that were close to nature. The town itself was a summer resort destination and many similar houses (and hotels) were built here. The Fillebrown House, which is also known as the Charles P. Noyes Cottage, was added to the National Register of Historic Places 1976.
Backstory and Context
"CHARLES P. NOYES: An Inventory of His Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society." Minnesota Historical Society - Special Collections and Archives. Accessed April 19, 2017. http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00798.xml.
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