The large brick and stone house at 332 Summit Avenue was built in 1889 by Edgar and Mary Long. Designed by the architectural firm of Gilbert and Taylor, the mansion is Romanesque in style, and construction costs came to about $30,000. He also built a…

The first house to stand at 294 Summit Avenue was a large Italianate mansion with a cupola, built by Henry N. Paul in 1858. It is one of the early Summit Avenue mansions pictured in the famous dogsled photo. The house stood until 1893, when it was…

After growing out of their house next door at 322 Summit Avenue, William and Carrie Lightner built a new home at 318 Summit Avenue in 1893 for $24,000. Constructed of light Sioux Falls jasper and dark Bayfield brownstone, the mansion was designed by…

After spending time in Europe to treat his mental health, Joseph and Mary Forepaugh moved into their new mansion on Summit Avenue in 1891. Their previous house in Irvine Park, which is now a restaurant, was sold to a famous Civil War general, John…

This sprawling Queen Anne mansion was built in 1885, for an estimated $13,000. Augustus F. Gauger designed the home for Albert Lindeke who was one of the founders of the Northwest’s largest wholesale dry goods company, Lindeke, Warner, and…

Previously on the site of 285 Summit, stood an 1882 house built by early Saint Paul pioneer, Henry M. Rice. In 1894, Rice sold the property to Frederick and Louise Fogg, and in 1899 plans to remodel the home were changed, and it was moved off the…

When the former house on the site of 275 Summit Avenue burned on February 8th, 1895, it was replaced by a new home in 1901. The previous mansion, a large brick structure, was built by Joseph Oppenheim in 1880, and was valued at $40,000 in 1895. The…

The stately house at 269 Summit Avenue, was built in 1882, at a cost of $12,000. Constructed of cream colored Milwaukee brick, the mansion is Italianate in style, with its most prominent feature being a three story central tower capped by a hipped…

Originally on the site where this incredible High Victorian castle stands at 266 Summit Avenue, there was a much smaller house built in circa 1857 by Henry F. Masterson. In 1884 Frederick Driscoll bought the property, had the home demolished, and…

Sitting next to the famous James J. Hill mansion, and located at 260 Summit Avenue, is the home of J.J. Hill’s son, Louis. Built as a gift from his father in 1903, the house was designed by famous local architect Clarence Johnston in the Georgian…

Construction of the Horace P. Rugg mansion was completed in 1887, at an estimated cost of $24,500. Rugg built his fortune selling railway, plumbing, and pump supplies. Designed by the firm of Hodgson and Stem, the four-story home is built of stone on…

This large Italianate styled mansion was completed in 1858, and is the oldest standing structure on Summit Avenue. The original owner, David Stuart came to Saint Paul in the early 1850’s, and built a sawmill at the upper landing. His sawmill was…