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Tour Summit Avenue

"The worst collection of architecture in the world"
~ Frank Lloyd Wright.
"A mausoleum of American architectural monstrosities"
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Now with those two glowing endorsements of Summit Avenue, I'd like to introduce you to a St. Paul landmark and one of its crown jewels. Extending nearly 5 miles along Summit Avenue, is the longest remaining stretch of residential Victorian architecture in the United States. This includes the 1891 mansion of James J. Hill, founder of the Great Northern Railroad, as well as the governor's mansion.

---Please note: If you decide to go on a real tour, most residences listed here are private homes. Anyone viewing them should respect that.

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