Purple Rain House

3420 Snelling Avenue

Where Prince never lived (except in the movies)

Prince never lived in this home—except in the movies. Fans, however, continue to envision this house as a symbol of Prince's rags-to-riches story. This nondescript building in a historically African-American enclave of the Howe neighborhood provided perfect visuals for the coming-of-age story outlined in Purple Rain (1984). Only footage of the outside of the house was used in the film—a St. Louis Park warehouse served as the location for “The Kid’s” interior home scenes. Prince purchased the property in 2015.

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Purple Rain house, 2018

Purple Rain house, 2018

Purple Rain house. The house was featured in Prince™s movie Purple Rain as his character™s residence. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamond and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Mementos left on the front stairs to the Purple Rain house, 2018

Mementos left on the front stairs to the Purple Rain house, 2018

Mementos left on the front stairs to the Purple Rain house. | Source: Photo credit: Dom Puglisi, Diamond and Pearls Photography, 2018. | Creator: Dom Puglisi. View File Details Page

Street Address:

3420 Snelling Avenue [map]

Cite this Page:

Kirsten Delegard, Michael Lansing and Kristen Zschomler, “Purple Rain House,” Augsburg Digi-Tours, accessed December 14, 2018, http://digitours.augsburg.edu/items/show/42.

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