Bennett-McBride HouseEdit profile
The Bennett-McBride House is a house in the Central neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located within the Healy Block Residential Historic District. This house was listed on the National Register in 1977, before the rest of the block was listed in 1993. Theron P. Healy moved to the city of Minneapolis in 1884 and decided to capitalize on the need for housing in the fast-growing city. Queen Anne Style architecture was rapidly becoming popular after the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. The Bennett-McBride house was built in 1891 for local lumberman H.H. Bennett. While the exterior is similar to most of the Queen Anne houses on the block, the interior has some distinguishing features, particularly in its woodwork. The dining room features quarter-sawn oak, and the lacy fretwork has been well-preserved, both on the inside and outside. The house was selected in the Goodwill Industries Designer Showcase Home in 1976, as a local part of the American Bicentennial celebration. In 1977, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its recognition spurred research into other homes on the block.