Frank Lloyd Wrong

4101 Lyndale Ave So, Minneapolis MN



I thought this house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright or one of his protege…luckily Larry Millett’s AIA Guide identifies the architect….

Larry sayz:
“Kirby T. Snyder House, 1915. Although not quite up to the standards of Frank Lloyd Wright or Purcell and Elmslie, this house presents many familiar Prairie elements: bands of casement windows with geometric decorative patterms, overhanging eaves and blocky, asymmetrical massing. Inside however, the house develops a split personality on the first floor, portions of which feature deluxe details that are closer in spirit to Beaux-Arts Classicism than the Prairie Style. Snyder, who mainly designed schools and churches during his career, later moved on to California.”

This house is in the Kingfield neighborhood in South Minneapolis,
one of the few that does not have a neighborhood history group.

p. 231 entry 18 AIA Guide to the Twin Cities by Larry Millett


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4 Responses

  1. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy this site. I sure hope you keep it going!

  2. Thanks for your comments, Brian. There will be
    many “Cool” buildings both old and new on display
    next week April 26-27, 2008 at the Minneapolis
    St. Paul Home Tour!

    http://www.msphometour.com

  3. I grew up in this house. We sold it in 1981 to it’s current owner. It’s really a one of a kind house.

  4. Thanks for your comments, Matt!

    Such as house might inspire one to study…Architecture!
    Or to become and advocate for the preservation of such
    houses.

    Did you know the Minnesota Historical Society has a website Placeography.org where you can share
    your memories of places you’ve lived?

    http://www.placeography.org

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