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  1. John Harrington Stevens (June 13, 1820 – May 28, 1900) was the first authorized colonial resident on the west bank of the Mississippi River in what would become Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was granted permission to occupy the site, then part of the Fort Snelling military reservation, in exchange for providing ferry service to St. Anthony ...

  2. Col John Harrington Stevens. Birth. 13 Jun 1820. Bromptonville, Estrie Region, Quebec, Canada. Death. 28 May 1900 (aged 79) Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA. Burial. Lakewood Cemetery. Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Add to Map. Plot. Section 6 | Lot 192 | Grave 3. Memorial ID. 5751. · View Source. Suggest Edits. Memorial.

  3. Jun 22, 2021 · Simple architecture and a secluded location make the John H. Stevens House easy to overlook on a visit to Minneapolis' Minnehaha Park — a place where flashier attractions catch the eye.

  4. John Harrington Stevens (1820–1900) was the first non-Native resident on the west side of the Mississippi River in present-day Minneapolis. He operated a ferry across the river before the construction of the first Hennepin Avenue Bridge and subsequently became a colonel in the U.S. Army.

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    Inside the house, visitors can can experience the rich history of the house through displays that show the Stevens family and other early Minnesotan families who occupied the house. The Longfellow Houseand Stevens House co-sponsor 90-minute historic nature walks through the park.

    Originally located near St. Anthony Falls, the house was home to Col. John H. Stevens and is believed to be the first home built west of the Mississippi in Minneapolis. Stevens had permission in 1850 to occupy the site, which was part of the Fort Snelling military reservation, in exchange for providing ferry service. The Dakota Indians sometimes ca...

    Call 612-722-2220 or visit Minneapolis Park & Recreation Boardfor more details.
    4901 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN (inside Minnehaha Park)
  5. Dec 2, 2020 · Col. John H. Stevens built the house in the winter of 1849-50. Locals recognize the significance of the house as the first built by a white man west of the Mississippi River on land that would become Minneapolis. At various times, the Stevens House served as a polling place, a courthouse, and meeting place.

  6. John Harrington Stevens was the first authorized colonial resident on the west bank of the Mississippi River in what would become Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was granted permission to occupy the site, then part of the Fort Snelling military reservation, in exchange for providing ferry service to St. Anthony across the river.

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