The Homes of Summit Avenue

The Houses of Summit Avenue

I made this page believing there were no books of photos of the lovely homes on Summit Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since then, I've heard from Kevin Dyer about St. Paul's Historic Summit Avenue by Ernest R. Sandeen. Click the image to the right for a larger version of the book cover.

Summit Avenue, besides being home to such gorgeous luxury homes, is the location of the James Hill House and the glorious St. Paul Cathedral.

You'll find this difficult to believe, but at one pont in the latter half of the 20th century, you could buy some of these houses for $1. It was a desperate move taken to preserve them when their upkeep became prohibitively expensive.

For those who can't find the book, or just want more more more, I present, in no particular order, the homes of Summit Avenue.

There are more photos here and yes, they're bigger!

You're welcome.

Rebecca Webb