St. Paul's Historic Summit Avenue

St. Paul's Historic Summit Avenue


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Well known as the most prestigious and beautiful street in the Twin Cities and one of the longest urban boulevards in the United States, Summit Avenue runs past the opulent mansion of railroad tycoon James J. Hill, an early home of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and residences designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert. St. Paul's Historic Summit Avenue highlights the fascinating story of this boulevard from its pre-Civil War origins to its height at the turn of the century. Ernest R. Sandeen takes readers on a walking tour of the grandest mile of the street, beginning with the Cathedral of St. Paul. A second walking tour gives the reader Fitzgerald's Summit Avenue, including Fitzgerald's own descriptions of the area. The book concludes with a comprehensive index of Summit Avenue houses built through the 1970s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816644094
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 04/03/2004
Series: The Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 743,335
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

A Note to Readersix
1The Earliest History of Summit Avenue1
2Preservation on Summit Avenue15
3Zoning on Summit Avenue29
4A Walking Tour of Summit Avenue39
5The Styles and Architects of Summit Avenue73
6F. Scott Fitzgerald's Summit Avenue91
Notes and Acknowledgements97
List of Houses on Summit Avenue by Address99
List of Houses on Summit Avenue by Year of Construction108
List of Houses on Summit Avenue by Style109
Index of Architects110

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