Chancery House

The Chancery House in St. Cloud, Minnesota, United States, is the current chancery for the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud and the former residence for the Bishop of St. Cloud. It was built in 1916 for Bishop Joseph Francis Busch. The Chancery House was an early work of Louis Pinault, St. Cloud's most prominent early-20th-century architect. He employed Renaissance Revival style, with a mansard roof that gives the house a strong French character.[2] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Bishop's House/Chancery Office in 1982 for its local significance in the theme of architecture.[3] It was nominated for being one of Pinault's best designs and a prominent member of St. Cloud's housing stock.[2]

Bishop's House/Chancery Office
Bishop's House–Chancery Office.jpg
The Chancery House viewed from the west
Chancery House is located in Minnesota
Chancery House
Chancery House is located in the United States
Chancery House
Location214 3rd Avenue S., St. Cloud, Minnesota
Coordinates45°33′36″N 94°9′12″W / 45.56000°N 94.15333°W / 45.56000; -94.15333Coordinates: 45°33′36″N 94°9′12″W / 45.56000°N 94.15333°W / 45.56000; -94.15333
AreaLess than one acre
ArchitectLouis Pinault
Architectural styleRenaissance Revival
MPSStearns County MRA
NRHP reference No.82003051[1]
Added to NRHPApril 15, 1982

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Harvey, Thomas (October 1980). "Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form: Bishop's House/Chancery Office". National Park Service. Retrieved 2018-05-27. Cite journal requires |journal= (help) With photos
  3. ^ "Bishop's Residence/Chancery Office". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2018-05-27.