The James Doran House Then and Now
Built in 1893, the Colonial Revival James Doran residence at 745 Lincoln Avenue in St. Paul was designed by Charles Bassford. The big old brick house has a unique, terra-cotta decorative panel that replaces one of it’s second story windows. I’m guessing that’s where the tv is. Bassford became the St. Paul city architect at age 20 and went on to design the Pavilion at Como Park, Harding High School, Cleveland Junior High School and Horace Mann Elementary. James Doran was a railroad man, broker and member of the Chicago Board of Trade.