Historic Structures

Laurel Terrace, St. Paul Minnesota

Date added: June 11, 2010 Categories: Minnesota House Romanesque Revival

Laurel Terrace is a rowhouse in Romanesque Revival style which unites a variety of materials and sculptural elements to achieve a uniquely distinctive facade within the historic district in which it lies.

Built with brick, sandstone and limestone. Columns of polished granite. Laurel Terrace follows a three-story townhouse plan.

It features clustered columns, gargoyles, sculpted griffins and nymphs, foliate designs on keystones and arches. Gables decorated with hex-signs and geometric patterns. Corner tower crowned with a conical roof,finial and gothic dormers.

The flats were built by William C. Riley, and are also known by the name "Riley's Row".

Laurel Terrace, St. Paul Minnesota VIEW FROM THE CORNER OF NINA AND LAUREL, SHOWING TOWER
VIEW FROM THE CORNER OF NINA AND LAUREL, SHOWING TOWER

Laurel Terrace, St. Paul Minnesota CIRCULAR TOWER, THIRD FLOOR BEDROOM, FIREPLACE AND MANTLE
CIRCULAR TOWER, THIRD FLOOR BEDROOM, FIREPLACE AND MANTLE