William Lightner House, 318 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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William Lightner House

2001
Address: 318 Summit Avenue
City/locality-
State/province
Saint Paul, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1893
Primary Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Architect or source of design: Cass Gilbert
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Stone
Material of Roof: Slate
First Owner: William Lightner

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William Lightner House, 318 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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This house was built in 1893 for an estimated cost of $26,000 making it one of the most lavish houses constructed on Summit Avenue in the early 1890's. The original owner and occupant of the house was William Lightner, a prominent St. Paul lawyer, and partner of George B. Young. Young and Lightner commissioned Cass Gilbert to build the double house directly west of this house in 1886. When the Lightner family outgrew their half of the house, they hired Gilbert to design this house for them.

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[1] Nicholson's restore the house

Notes

1. St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) - February 10, 2007 - A1 Main Restoring A Summit Gem: for years, one of the most famous Cass Gilbert homes on Summit Avenue was subdivided into apartments. When it came up for sale, one couple chose to tackle their dream.

2. St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) - May 19, 2007 - J1 At Home SHOWCASE ON SUMMIT ASID SHINES THE SPOTLIGHT ON A CASS GILBERT GEM.

3. Star Tribune Minneapolis (MN) - May 23, 2007 by Underwood, Lynn Home & Garden SUMMIT AVENUE JEWEL; This year's ASID Showcase project preserves and gilds a period treasure box, a St. Paul home designed by Minnesota great Cass Gilbert.

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