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Constructed in 1884, the Amos B. Coe House is a historic home in the Stevens Square neighborhood of Minneapolis. It is one of the few examples remaining in the city of Queen Anne architecture. A carriage house was built in 1886. Most recently, it was to the be home of the Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center, which was founded in 2008 by Roxanne Givens. However, financial difficulties and other issues (the contractors were never paid and sued the museum) prevented renovations from being completed and unfortunately the museum apparently never opened to the public. As of early 2017, plans are in the works to convert the building into apartments. The Coe House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.


  • The Amos B. Coe house was built in 1884 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The house served as a family residence for over two decades before it became a hospital in 1928. It also became an orphanage and bed and breakfast. It was converted to apartments in 1960 and eventually abandoned by 1982. 

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