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.



3420 Snelling Avenue