Tuesday, November 18, 2008

In Plain Sight | Reuben Freeman House

Wealth in the suburbs has often been measured by the number of gables one has on their house. In fact, this appears to have been true in 1875 as well.

After reading The House of Seven Gables, a German-born farmer named Reuben Freeman opted to one-up Hawthorne and construct his 8-gabled home in what is now Inver Grove Heights. Using local fieldstone, and even a few courses of glass bottles, Freeman's beautiful and peculiar house today is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

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