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The John H. Stevens House in Minnehaha Park is arguably the most important structure relating to Minneapolis' origin story. But the exterior of the property is in rough shape after years of deferred maintenance.

Eric Roper and Ash Miller discuss the unique history of the house, and why it has been allowed to deteriorate, on the Curious Minnesota podcast.

Further reading:

Why has the Park Board allowed the 'birthplace of Minneapolis' to deteriorate? (July 2022 Curious Minnesota story)

Discover the hidden house in Minnehaha Park where Minneapolis was born (June 2021 Star Tribune magazine story)