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Summit Avenue

Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
+1 651-297-2555
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Victorian Homes Galore!

We drove the entire Ave gawking at these beautiful homes. They are a sight to behold. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle M
great driving tour of the mansions of the past

Beautiful examples of various architectural styles as they have evolved in this great city... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
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Old, wealthy St. Paul neighborhood with Victorian mansions.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the entire Ave gawking at these beautiful homes. They are a sight to behold. Very enjoyable self tour. If you love architecture, you'll love Summit Ave.

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Beautiful examples of various architectural styles as they have evolved in this great city. Tudors, a Victorian or two, and some great Craftsman examples exist.

Thank JoelZ195
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

A drive or walk along Summit Avenue is like a who's who in American architectural history. Styles range from romanesque revival to neo-gothic to prairie. It is really a sight to see for anyone that's interested in architecture. The homes are beautifully maintained. You can...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Such a beautiful street with beautiful homes - one of my absolute favorites for my early morning walk/saunter. Each house is unique, and each spectacular.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

As the title indicates, this avenue has the longest stretch of original Victorian architecture in the United States. It's a showcase of "old money" homes, many of which are now subdivided into condos and apartments. It's a beautiful walk, particularly in the autumn. There is...More

Thank sschier
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We visited St. Paul's Cathedral and then literally just a block away is Summit Avenue. The famous James J. Hill house is located at the beginning of this street. We didn't have a chance to visit the Hill house but we called to ask additional...More

Thank CEPorty
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a really nice section of St. Paul. It would be a great place to take a walk in nice weather, or a bike ride. The homes are beautiful and very well kept. I drove it, but wish the weather was better so that...More

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Be sure to take in a drive along Summit in the Fall. Grand houses well cared for. Also a speedy drive East to West. Grand Ave. to South has lots of shops and restaurants.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

...he might have a different take on it. At one time he called it "a museum of American architectural failures ." But at the time, he wasn't a part of the inner circle that made up the wealth of this throughway. Today, of course, he...More

Thank E954HTrichardh
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

You will not see this many beautifully restored and preserved homes in many cities. It is a great walk/drive/bike street. From the river to the newly renovated Capitol, you will see breathtaking houses, public art, gardens and churches.

Thank vspalmisland
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Justin B
30 November 2016|
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Response from Jeanette E | Reviewed this property |
The James Hill house tours for the holidays -- call 651-297-2555 Alexander Ramsey house 751-296-8760 Governor's mansion tours-- google it
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