Houses of Prince


This research project into all the places Prince lived in Minnesota is a collaboration between Emma Balázs (images) and Kristin Zschomler (text).

I took these images and many more on my multiple pilgrimages to Minneapolis after Prince left us.  My grieving for Prince took form as a quest to walk through his life, to visit the places he inhabited. During my visits from New York City, I would research every possible site related to Prince and make my way there, usually by bus and a lot of walking. It was hot, sweaty August, golden October, freezing, numb January and bleak April. I still can’t really imagine him here on earth.                             

  -Emma Balázs, Curator of The People's Museum for Prince.

Kristen Zschomler is a local professional historian who researches, writes and presents on places associated with Prince, and is trying to get several recognized as historic properties.For the past two years, she has been researching, fact-checking and clarifying Prince’s journey from Minneapolis’ Northside to Paisley Park, and has written up the results of her effort in an in-depth historical context with an accompanying list of properties associated with the artist.