Tour Day 2018

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Minneapolis/St. Paul MN

55419

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Docomomo US/MN has organized another fabulous lineup of midcentury homes for Tour Day 2018. This is one you won’t want to miss!

Houses may be visited in any order during the assigned time slots.

10am-1pm

  • 656 Montcalm Place, St. Paul, 55116
  • 4949 Queen Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55430
  • 5055 Bassett Creek Drive, Golden Valley, MN 55422

1pm-3pm

  • 8000 Westwood Hills Drive, St. Louis Park 55426
  • 340 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55419

3pm-4pm, After Party

  • Refreshments served at 340 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55419


Our featured house and after party location is a mid-century time capsule located across from Diamond Lake in Minneapolis. The house was designed by Carl Graffunder in 1955 for his sister and brother-in-law, William Dale, who owned the Dale Tile Co. Graffunder incorporated mosaic tile designs in every room — from a bold block pattern covering the entryway staircase wall to a playful multicolored fireplace surround. Dale even published a marketing brochure, “Carefree Living With Tile,” in 1956 with photos of his home’s interiors to laud the qualities and usage of Romany Spartan ceramic tile beyond the bathroom. The home has been lovingly preserved with all of the original tile (including a tiled chair!), built-ins, a cantilevered tiled living room fireplace, lower-level colorful tiled fireplace and tile shuffleboard, pecky cypress ceilings and light fixtures.

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Minneapolis/St. Paul MN

55419

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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