James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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== External links ==
== External links ==
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[[http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/jjhh/house.html James J. Hill House, Minnesota Historical Society Historic Site]]
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[http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/jjhh/house.html James J. Hill House, Minnesota Historical Society Historic Site]
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[http://www.mnhs.org/market/mhspress/MinnesotaHistory/FeaturedArticles/5506234-249/index.htm "The James Hill House:  Symbol of Status and Security," by Barbara Ann Caron, Minnesota History, Summer 1997]
== Notes ==
== Notes ==

Revision as of 20:21, December 10, 2007

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James J. Hill House

Exterior 2001
Gate House 2001
Address: 240 Summit Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Summit Hill, Saint Paul, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Saint Paul, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1889
Historic Function: Single Dwellingwarning.png"Single Dwelling" is not in the list of possible values (House/single dwelling or duplex, Airport terminal, Apartments/condominiums, Auditorium/music facility, Bank/financial institution, Barn/agricultural building, Business, Capitol , City hall/town hall/, Civic, Clinic/medical office, Clubhouse, College/university, Correctional facility, Courthouse, Dancehall/reception area, Department store, Drive-in restaurant or business, Energy facility, Fire/police station, Fortification, Gas/filling station, Government office, Grain elevator, Hospital, Hotel/motel, Institutional housing, Library, Manufacturing facility, Meeting hall, Military facility, Mortuary/funeral home, Multiple dwelling, Museum, Office, Organizational, Park building, Post office, Public works, Rail-related, including depots, Ranger station, Religious/Place of worship, Religious facility, other, Resort/spa, Restaurant, Sanitarium, School, Shopping center/mall/strip mall, Secondary building/sheds, privies, Sports facility/stadium, Theater/concert hall, Warehouse/storage, Other) for this property.
Current Function: Museum
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Sandstone
Material of Roof: None Listed
Material of Foundation: None Listed
First Owner: James J. Hill

Summit Hill Saint Paul Ramsey

James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.945456,-93.109348warning.png"44.945456.-93.109348" is not a number. )
National Register of Historic Places Information
Certification date: 1966/10/15
Level of significance: National
Primary Style: Richardsonian Romanesque


James J. Hill was one of the major entrepreneurs in th early history of the state. His home is the largest residence of Summit Avenue and one of the largest Richardsonian private dwellings in the state. It was designed by nationally prominent Boston architects, Peabody and Stearns. The house was built at a cost of $280,000. The 32 rooms include a ballroom, 30 fireplaces, and 18 bathrooms. The furniture and interior woodwork was largely carved by William Yungbauer who was brought to St. Paul from Germany by Hill. The Hill family lived in the house for 30 years and in 1926 his family donated the house to the Archdiocese of St. Paul. The building was used as a school and office until 1978 when it was given to the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Memories and stories

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Summit Avenue Tour



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Historic Hill District


External links

James J. Hill House, Minnesota Historical Society Historic Site "The James Hill House: Symbol of Status and Security," by Barbara Ann Caron, Minnesota History, Summer 1997

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