Update: On March 16 the Zoning & Planning Committee  of City Council voted to allow the demolition of the home at 2620 W. 44th St. On March 24 the City Council voted 6-5 to allow demolition.

A developer has filed a demolition application for the historic Brenda Ueland house at 2620 W. 44th St. On February 14, the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission voted to deny the pending demolition permit; however, the developer appealed the decision, so the Zoning and Planning Committee of the City Council will review the appeal on Thursday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall. Read the staff report about the Brenda Ueland house. The Southwest Journal covers this property in its article Spotlight on Teardowns, February 7, 2017.

Brenda Ueland and the Ueland family has been considered the most notable family of Linden Hills. Brenda-notable as a author and writer, her mother Clara -is listed in the top 150 significant Minnesotans for her work in education and the women’s right to vote. Brenda’s father was a judge. Brenda died at age 93 in 1985 in Linden Hills.

 

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