Healy Project Holiday Old House Reception

On Sunday, December 6th, the  Healy Project hosted a reception for old house buffs at the historic Gluek House at 2447 Bryant Avenue South. Listed on the National Register, the house, designed by architect William Kenyon was built for beer magnate John G. Gluek in 1902. The iconic Colonial Revival house has been a Minneapolis landmark for many decades. Owners Evelyn and Gary Hill were kind enough to open all three floors of this extraordinary house to view, all decked out for the holidays. Over 100 guests came to see the house and meet neighbors, Healy homeowners, and other fans of old houses.

THE HOUSE

Front of the Gluek House.
Facade of the Gluek House.
Holiday decorations on the front porch of the Gluek House.
Holiday decorations on the front porch.
The back parlor
The back parlor
Fireplace.
Fireplace.
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Dining room table.
Bedroom lighting.
Bedroom lighting.

THE RECEPTION

 

Checking in guests--Madeline Douglas and Christina Langsdorf.
Checking in guests–Madeline Douglass and Christina Langsdorf.

 

Door greeter--Trilby Busch.
Door greeter–Trilby Busch.
checking in
Checking in.
Current and former residents of the Healy Block (David Piehl, Marjory Holly, Meredith Austin) with architectural researchers Madeline Douglas and Sean Ryan.
Current and former residents of the Healy Block (David Piehl, Marjory Holly, Meredith Austin) with architectural researchers Madeline Douglass and Sean Ryan.
Constance Vork and Mark Shepherd Thomas.
Constance Vork and Mark Shepherd Thomas.
Ceridwen Christensen and Astrid in the dining room.
Ceridwen Christensen and Astrid in the dining room.
Musicians Eric Moen and Wang Hsu-hui.
Musicians Eric Moen and Wang Hsu-hui.
Brian Finstad and Robert-Robert-Jan Quené on the stairs where they first met in 2008.
Brian Finstad and Robert-Jan Quené on the stairs where they first met in 2008.
The parlor and dining room.
The parlor and dining room.
Around the round table: Karen Gjerstad, Ceridwen Christensen, and Trilby Busch.
Around the round table: Karen Gjerstad, Ceridwen Christensen, and Trilby Busch.

Guests’ nametags were imprinted with the names of Minneapolis architects with the object of finding others with the same architect as the one listed on their tag. They then were to write their names on the the tags of those with the same architect. A drawing of nametags would determine who would win a copy of Larry Millett’s book Minnesota’s Own: Preserving Our Grand Homes. At the end of the reception, Healy Project board member Nathaniel Forbes gave a brief talk about the mission of the Healy Project, and then drew the winning nametag. The winner was Mary Hartnett, who had a James MacLeod nametag.

Nathaniel Forbes
Nathaniel Forbes
Gracious hosts Evelyn and Gary Hill with winner Mary Hartnett. (center)
Gracious hosts Evelyn and Gary Hill with winner Mary Hartnett (center).

–T.B.

 

 

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