Chute Square, a one acre park located at 28 University Ave. SE, is home to the Ard Godfrey House.
The house was built by millwright Ard Godfrey in 1849 and is the oldest existing wood-frame house in Minneapolis. The Greek revival-style house was moved to Chute Square in 1907 and has been extensively restored by the Woman's Club of Minneapolis. The house is open to the public. Call the Woman's Club of Minneapolis at 612-813-5300 for tours and events.
Historical Profile: More information about this and other parks is included in Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More, a richly detailed account of the histories of Minneapolis’ renown recreational system.