This is the most intricate of the four J Low drawings donated by the Edina Historical Society, if only because the building it depicts is more intricate. The artwork shows the oldest existing home in Edina, built in 1869 for Jonathan Taylor and Elizabeth Gordon Grimes. These early settlers owned Edina Mill for eight years and were influential horticulturists with their 16-acre Lake Calhoun Nursery. (Jonathan Grimes served as the Minnesota State Horticultural Society’s first president.) Their one-and-a-half-story cottage, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a lovely glimpse of Gothic Revival architecture from early settlement days.
Donated by the Edina Historical Society