Aaron and Naomi Friedell House
Address: 2700 Chowen Avenue South
Construction Date: 1940
Contractor: Bruce Construction Co.
Architect: Norman R. Johnson
Architectural Style: Streamlined Moderne
Historic Use: Private Residence
Current Use: Private Residence
Date of Local Designation: 1996
Date of National Designation: N/A
Area(s) of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1940 –
Historic Profile: With its curved wall, glass block and generally ahistorical façade, the Friedell House is of the Streamline Moderne architectural style that gained a limited amount of popularity in Minneapolis. The home was built for Aaron Friedell, a pioneering doctor who founded Group Health Inc., now part of Health Partners Inc., and Naomi Friedell, a local sculptor.
1996, Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission
2006, Minneapolis CPED
Landscape Research. "City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Registration Form," 1995.
Updated: February 2007
Last updated Nov. 22, 2011