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Treatment center opens in historic Pillsbury Snyder mansion

Nuway Counseling Center located at 2118 Blaisdell Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

NuWay House Inc. has opened a new substance abuse and mental health treatment center in an historic mansion in South Minneapolis once home to a survivor of the Titanic.

The recently opened counseling center at 2118 Blaisdell Ave. S. was once a private mansion built in 1913 for John Pillsbury Snyder and his wife Nelle, a prominent Minneapolis couple rescued from the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. He was the grandson of John S. Pillsbury, former governor and co-founder of the Pillsbury Co. The couple lived in the house until the 1950s.

NuWay purchased the house 2014 for $1.2 million and restored historic details, including rooms of carved woodwork and a grand staircase.

The nonprofit faced neighborhood opposition to opening another drug rehab center in the Whittier neighborhood. In response to neighbors’ concerns, clients will not live on site and the center will provide outpatient counseling only, for about 200 people daily, according to the release.

NuWay will hold its annual picnic on the mansion grounds from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 10, when the community can take a peek inside.

View Article: Pioneer Press