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Richard Chute Square

 
 
Richard Chute Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2010
1. Richard Chute Square Marker
Inscription. The University of Minnesota's first building, a preparatory school, was located on this site from 1851 until the University moved to its present location in 1855.

When the city of Minneapolis acquired the land for a park in 1903, it was named in honor of businessman Richard Chute, an early University of Minnesota regent and a director of the St. Anthony Waterpower Company.

The Ard Godfrey House, which was owned by the Chute family from 1880 until its purchase by the Hennepin County Territorial Pioneers Association in 1905, was moved to Chute Square in 1909. The building was operated as a museum by the Pioneers Association until 1943. Restored and furnished by the Woman's Club of Minneapolis, the Godfrey House was reopened to the public in 1979. The kitchen wing, demolished in 1908, was rebuilt in 1985 with funds raised by Woman's Club members and a generous grant from Boisclair Corporation.
Erected by members of the Chute family
1985

 
Erected 1985 by members of the Chute family.
 
Location. 44° 59.218′ N, 93° 15.359′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is at the intersection of Bank Street Southeast and Ortman
Richard Chute Square and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2010
2. Richard Chute Square and Marker
Street Southeast on Bank Street Southeast. Click for map. Marker is in Richard Chute Square Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 University Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis MN 55414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ard Godfrey House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Symbols on the Skyline (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eliza Winston (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Whirlpool (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph N. Nicollet (approx. mile away); Nicollet Island Businesses (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pillsbury A Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Nearby Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2010
3. Nearby Plaque

1849–1858
Memorial Tree
Dedicated to the Hennepin County
Territorial Pioneers
by the
Native Sons of Minnesota
June 3, 1916
Memorial Tree image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 26, 2010
4. Memorial Tree
 
 
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