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The Charles P. Noyes Cottage
, also known as the Fillebrown House
, was a summer home of Saint Paul
Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city...
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, Charles P. Noyes. He came to St. Paul in 1868. The cottage is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
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. A sign outside the cottage cites it as being a rare example of American Picturesque
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architecture, dating back to the late 19th century when White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake is a city in Ramsey and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 23,797 at the 2010 census. The city is located on White Bear Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Minneapolis-St...
was a resort town with large colonnaded hotels and fine summer homes along the lake.
The house was owned by the Fillebrown family for most of its years as a residence, and was donated to the White Bear Lake Area
Historical Society in 1978. The house is open for tours and special events.