Oliver T. Crosby House, 804 Lincoln Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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|house_intro=St. Paul architect [http://www.placeography.org/index.php?title=Clarence_Johnston Clarence Johnston] designed this home for Oliver T. Crosby and his wife, Elizabeth.  Crosby was the co-founder and president of the American Hoist and Derrick Company, a firm that he built into a major employer in the city of St.Paul.  The Crosby family was active in St. Paul society and frequently entertained at their home.  Elizabeth Crosby was a leader in women's organizations, especially at [[title=Saint_Clement%27s_Episcopal_Church%2C_901_Portland_Avenue%2C_Saint_Paul%2C_Minnesota|St. Clement's Episcopal Church]].  There Mrs. Crosby was president of the Women's Guild and the gardens at 804 Lincoln were often the site of fund raising and social events for ladies of the parish.  [[Image:crosbygardens.jpg|thumb|300px|Crosby House Gardens]]
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|house_intro=St. Paul architect [http://www.placeography.org/index.php?title=Clarence_Johnston Clarence Johnston] designed this home for Oliver T. Crosby and his wife, Elizabeth.  Crosby was the co-founder and president of the American Hoist and Derrick Company, a firm that he built into a major employer in the city of St.Paul.  The Crosby family was active in St. Paul society and frequently entertained at their home.  Elizabeth Crosby was a leader in women's organizations, especially at [http://www.placeography.org/index.php?title=Saint_Clement%27s_Episcopal_Church%2C_901_Portland_Avenue%2C_Saint_Paul%2C_Minnesota St.Clement's Episcopal Church].  There Mrs. Crosby was president of the Women's Guild and the gardens at 804 Lincoln were often the site of fund raising and social events for ladies of the parish.  [[Image:crosbygardens.jpg|thumb|300px|Crosby House Gardens]]
The family moved from this home in 1916 to a much more extensive estate known as "Stonebridge" located on Mississippi River Boulevard. Clarence Johnston designed this home as well.  Although Stonebridge was torn down in the early 1950's, 804 Lincoln remains a private home.
The family moved from this home in 1916 to a much more extensive estate known as "Stonebridge" located on Mississippi River Boulevard. Clarence Johnston designed this home as well.  Although Stonebridge was torn down in the early 1950's, 804 Lincoln remains a private home.

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Oliver T. Crosby House

Oliver T. Crosby House, c. 1900
Address: 804 Lincoln Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Summit Hill, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Year built: 1900
Primary Style: Colonial Revival
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: 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.
Architect or source of design: Clarence H. Johnston
Builder: St. Paul Building Company
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Limestone
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Limestone
Building Permit Number: 37266
First Owner: Oliver T. Crosby

Summit Hill Saint Paul Ramsey

Oliver T. Crosby House, 804 Lincoln Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.938877,-93.134084warning.png"44.938877.-93.134084" is not a number. )
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St. Paul architect Clarence Johnston designed this home for Oliver T. Crosby and his wife, Elizabeth. Crosby was the co-founder and president of the American Hoist and Derrick Company, a firm that he built into a major employer in the city of St.Paul. The Crosby family was active in St. Paul society and frequently entertained at their home. Elizabeth Crosby was a leader in women's organizations, especially at St.Clement's Episcopal Church. There Mrs. Crosby was president of the Women's Guild and the gardens at 804 Lincoln were often the site of fund raising and social events for ladies of the parish.
Crosby House Gardens
Crosby House Gardens
The family moved from this home in 1916 to a much more extensive estate known as "Stonebridge" located on Mississippi River Boulevard. Clarence Johnston designed this home as well. Although Stonebridge was torn down in the early 1950's, 804 Lincoln remains a private home.

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Ramsey County Historical Society, Historic Sites Survey. Pfander, Jay, "Stonebridge: The Story of a Lost Estate and Oliver Crosby, the Genius Who Created It" Ramsey County History, Vol.40, no.3 p.4 Smith, Hampton The Spirit and the Bride, a History of St.Clement's Episcopal Church, 1893-1996.

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