The house at 505 Summit Avenue was built in 1896 for George Freeman. Designed by Cass Gilbert in the Medieval Rectilinear style, it is constructed of stone and cost $20,000 to build. Cass Gilbert is one of the most celebrated Victorian era architects…

This large brick house was built in 1885 for John and Julia Robertson. Constructed for a cost of $10,000, the home was designed by Charles Mould in the Queen Anne style. Charles Mould designed many buildings in the city of Saint Paul, and even more…

The house at 261 Summit was built in 1891 for H. W. Kinney. Constructed of limestone, the total cost of the house was around $14,000. It was designed by local architect Clarence Johnston and it is Neo-Gothic in style, with its arched window on the…

The house at 365 Summit Avenue was built in 1892 for Martha Bass. Martha was the widow of Jacob W. Bass, an early pioneer in Saint Paul. She married Jacob in Iowa when she was about 16, and the couple came to Saint Paul in 1847. After Jacob died in…

On the site where 421 Summit stands today, there stood a small frame house. It was purchased in 1882 by Joseph Wheelock, who the then hired architect Clarence Johnston to redesign it for him. The home was remodeled into a much larger dwelling for the…

On December 31st, 1880, an article in the Saint Paul Daily Globe made a mention of William R. Marshall building a house with a mansard roof on the property of 415 Summit Avenue. Constructed for a cost of $8,500, the architect is unknown, and it is…

The house at 445 Summit Avenue was built in 1882 for Henry and Emma Shipman, and cost around $8,500 including the carriage house. Constructed of stone on the first story and frame construction for the second and third, the house is Queen Anne in…

This Medieval Rectilinear styled house at 339 Summit Avenue was built in 1898 for the cost of $14,000. The owner Crawford Livingston hired architect Cass Gilbert to design the home. The house’s unique design makes it stand out on the avenue, with…