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Jennifer Kirby


Name | Jennifer Kirby
Email | Jkirby@theluxuryagent.com
Cell Phone | 651-785-3400
Company | Kirby Fine Homes
Address | 3800 American Blvd W
Suite 1500
City | Minneapolis
State | Minnesota
Zip Code | 55431
About | Since she was a young child, homes have held a special fascination with Jennifer. Growing up in a southern Indiana town renowned internationally for its architecture, her interest in historic homes became a passion. Eventually that led to restoration projects, her largest being an 1893 Queen Anne Victorian. At some point it had been converted to five apartments, but Jennifer and her husband brought it back to its original single family splendor. Since moving to Minnesota, Jennifer has created a special niche in the Twin Cities as a “Historic Home Specialist”. Clients quickly discover that her passion for old homes is a great advantage when it comes to marketing their home. While most agents just see them as another home to sell, Jennifer understands and appreciates the historical significance, architectural detail, and special story that each home possesses. She takes the time to research her historic home listings, digging deep into their pasts by utilizing historical societies, old documents, books, and even finding previous owners for important information. Buyers of old homes love the story behind them, and Jennifer is the perfect “story teller” to share it. Jennifer also takes it a step further by writing her blog Historic Homes of Minnesota. As a photographer, her camera is always at her side as she travels around Minnesota, just in case she comes upon an old church, historic home, or architectural masterpiece. She takes her finds, researches them, and places the stories on the blog. Jennifer is quickly becoming known as the local Storyteller for historic homes and the “go-to agent” for marketing historic real estate in the Twin Cities. She is a member of the Minnesota Historical Society, writes the Ramsey Hill Home Tour Book, and is an Old Home Certified instructor with the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.



Historic Vasa Childrens Home

15251 Old Childrens Home Road Vasa Township, , 55089
  • 6200 sq ft
  • 7 beds
  • 5 baths

When Hans Mattson immigrated from Sweden and founded “Mattson’s Settlement” in 1853, along with other Swedish farmers, little did he know how his small town would hold so much hope for others. (He himself would become the Minnesota Secretary of State, serve in the Civil War, and become the United States Consul General of India). A decade later, after Reverend Eric Norelius founded the local Lutheran church, the true calling of the town began to unfold with the creation of what would become the first private children’s home in Minnesota. In 1865 Reverend Norelius learned of four children in St. Paul, recently immigrated from Sweden, that were orphaned and in need of care. Norelius brought them to Vasa and housed them in the basement of the Lutheran church. Not being adequate for long term living,


The Schneider Tavern

28971 Wood Avenue Frontenac, , 55026
  • 4,100 sq ft
  • 5 beds
  • 4 baths

Welcome to the Schneider Tavern, the original local tavern and stagecoach stop in Frontenac, now a private residence. Beautiful features include old wood floors, huge original pantry doors, spacious rooms, and a lovely front porch reconstructed from the original design. Situated on a large corner lot with attached garage and original small barn, this quiet location offers access to Lake Pepin, the Mississippi River, state parks, and golfing, with the Twin Cities and Rochester an hours drive away. Built in 1862 by Engelbert Haller and Kasper Koch, this Greek Revival styled home was originally built to operate as a general store, however, two years after completion it was sold to Jacob Schneider who used it as a tavern and for lodging. The tavern and store were located on the main floor, with simple accommodations to

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