Chauncey and Martha Griggs Mansion, 476 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Chauncey and Martha Griggs Mansion

Chauncey Griggs Mansion
Address: 476 Summit Avenue
City/locality-
State/province
Saint Paul, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1885
Primary Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Major Alterations: Some/mostly intact
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: Clarence Johnson
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Sandstone
First Owner: Chauncey Griggs

Saint Paul Ramsey

Chauncey and Martha Griggs Mansion, 476 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.940928° N, 93.120298° WLatitude: 44°56′27.341″N
Longitude: 93°7′13.073″W
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The Chauncey and Martha Griggs Mansion was built in 1885. It was one of the first buildings in Saint Paul to use Lake Superior sandstone. Griggs was in the lumber and coal business. After four years in Saint Paul, he relocated to the West Coast.

In 1939 the Mansion was donated to the St. Paul Gallery and School of Art by the Roger B. Shephard family. A large skylight was added to the roof.

In the 1960s Carl Weschke of Llewellyn publications, a publisher of occult books, owned the house.

The house is said to be the most haunted in St. Paul. Resident ghosts include a young maid who committed suicide in 1915, a gardner named Charles Wade, an officer in a Civil War uniform, a teenaged girl name Amy and several children.

In the 1960s several reporters from the Saint Paul Pioneer Press spent the night in the mansion. Their encounters with ghostly phenomena

were reported in the paper.

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