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

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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
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 (1838-1916) was one of the major entrepreneurs in the early history of the state. His home is the largest residence on Summit Avenue and one of the largest private dwellings in the state. It was designed by nationally prominent Boston architects, Peabody and Stearns. The house was built at a cost of $931,000. The 42 rooms include a skylit art gallery, a pipe organ, 22 fireplaces, and 13 bathrooms. The interiors feature cut-glass chandeliers, stained glass windows, a gold leaf ceiling in the dining room, and extensive carved oak and mahogany. The Hill family lived in the house for 30 years and in 1925 family members 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. It is now open as a multiple-use historic house museum offering tours, educational programs, concerts, art exhibitions, meeting and event space.

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Memories and stories

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Summit Avenue Tour



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Historic Hill District


Gallery

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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