E. S. Hoyt House

The E.S. Hoyt House is a historic house in Red Wing, Minnesota, United States, designed by the firm of Purcell & Elmslie and built in 1913. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a contributing property to the Red Wing Residential Historic District.[2]

E. S. Hoyt House
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E. S. Hoyt House is located in Minnesota
E. S. Hoyt House
E. S. Hoyt House is located in the United States
E. S. Hoyt House
Location300 Hill Street,
Red Wing, Minnesota
Coordinates44°33′42″N 92°32′30″W / 44.56167°N 92.54167°W / 44.56167; -92.54167Coordinates: 44°33′42″N 92°32′30″W / 44.56167°N 92.54167°W / 44.56167; -92.54167
ArchitectWilliam G. Purcell; George G. Elmslie
Architectural stylePrairie School
Part ofRed Wing Residential Historic District (ID82002955)
NRHP reference No.75000981[1]
Added to NRHPJune 05, 1975

Description and historyEdit

The house is one of their more elaborate designs because its owner had a budget that allowed for lavish decoration. The result is comparable to the William Gray Purcell House and the Edward L. Powers House, both in Minneapolis. The horizontal lines of the Prairie School are more pronounced in this house; they are expressed in the bands of art glass windows on both levels and the cantilevered second story.[3] Its owner, E.S. Hoyt, was the president of the Red Wing Stoneware Company.[4]

The exterior is clad with brick on the first floor and red stucco on the second floor. The house has ten rooms and about 3,600 square feet (330 m2) of floor space. It has 99 diamond-paned art glass windows and a considerable amount of quarter sawn white oak wood ornamentation. The second story of the house is cantilevered over the first story. The entrance opens into a hallway that leads to a library on the left and a living room on the right. The living room, dining room, and an enclosed porch are all stretched across the front of the house and provide plenty of light through the art glass windows. Several of these windows provide panoramic views of the Mississippi River. The kitchen is located behind the dining room, although it has been remodeled since its original design. The second floor of the house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, several of which have corner windows that expand the sense of space. The maid's room, over the kitchen, had a separate staircase.[4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "Red Wing Residential Historic District". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  3. ^ "Architectural Tour: Greater Minnesota" (PDF). Unified Vision: The Architecture and Design of the Prairie School. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
  4. ^ a b Legler, Dixie; Christian Korab (2006). At Home on the Prairie: The Houses of Purcell & Elmslie. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. pp. 148–155. ISBN 0-8118-5041-2.