William H. Hinkle House

Individual Landmark




Address: 619-621 South 10 th Street

Neighborhood: Elliot Park

Construction Date: 1886-87

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: William Channing Whitney

Architectural Style: Georgian Revival

Historic Use: Residential – Single Family

Current Use: Commercial - Offices

Date of Local Designation: 1998

Date of National Register Designation: N/A

Area(s) of Significance: Architecture, Master Architect, Commerce

Period of Significance: 1800-1899, 1900-

Historic Profile: The William H. Hinkle House survives as a remaining trace of the once elegant residential South 10 th Street, bordering downtown Minneapolis. Well-known architect William Channing Whitney was commissioned by William H. Hinkle, a leading flour producer, to design a prominent urban residence. Whitney, who was never regarded as a design innovator, chose a variant of the Georgian Revival style of architecture. The result is a distinguished structure, with a formal, symmetrical façade. Apart from layers of white paint and the removal of a balustrade, the house and its lot appear today as they did in 1887.

Photo Credits:

1890, Alanzo H. Beal, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," February 1984.

Updated: February 2007

Last updated Nov 23, 2011