If you haven’t yet gotten the opportunity to check out the James J. Hill house on Summit Ave. in St. Paul, I highly recommend that you do so. I’ve made a few visits over the past few years and am always impressed, even beyond the stunning architectural details, pipe organ and 22 fireplaces there is so much to take in.
- Completed in 1891
- 36,000 sq ft (largest residence in Minnesota)
- U.S. National Historic Landmark
- Designed by Peabody, Stearns and Furber
- Architectural style is Richardsonian Romanesque
- James J. Hill supervised the design and construction very closely
- Hybrid lighting system of both gas and electric
- Hand tooled leather walls
Have you been? What’s your favorite part?