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|3139 is next door to Healy’s first house, shown at left.
3139 Second Ave. So.
Owner: T. P. Healy
Est. cost: $3,500.
|3139 Second Ave. So. is a fancier, more expensive version of the first house, which is to the north at 3137.
As to the partial tower attached to the south side of the house–original or added later to make the house more in line with the sexy curves of the 1890’s. The foundation looks original. If it was changed, it would have happened early.
|Very unusual roofline for Minneapolis at this time. Side gables with an offset, front gable dormer. The dormer projects out over an offset bay. The rectalinear, Eastlake front porch and the silo-slice tower balance everything back to the center. The round of the tower is attached to the house, not incorporated into the design. But we can already see Healy’s interest in balancing a variety of different elements. One of the reasons I find this house so pleasing is that I can’t think of another one like it.
|Detail of the front porch.
There is a small hand drawn floor plan on the permit. The partial tower is part of the original plan for this house.