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Summit Avenue, grande dame of Victorian boulevards, is lined with magnificent turn-of- the-century mansions built by railroad magnates, lumber barons and captains of industry.��_��__��_��__Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District��_��__��_��__is a celebration of these homes on St. Paul's best-known and most beloved avenue.��_��__��_��__
With a foreword by��_��__��_��__Garrison Keillor��_��__��_��__and fascinating stories penned by four award-winning writers including Paul Clifford Larson, Bette Hammel, Dave Kenney, and Melinda Nelson, the book opens the doors to more than two dozen legendary homes situated on America's best-preserved avenue from the era.
Photographer Karen Melvin takes us along for a tour through stately mansions to view these remarkable architectural gems. Featuring the work of notable architects including Clarence Johnston, Cass Gilbert and Allen Stem, readers experience the interiors first-hand, including the home of F. Scott Fitzgerald.��_��__��_��__
Richly illustrated with hundreds of photos, this book offers an irresistible invitation to step through the doors of these showcase homes to explain what we are all curious to know. ��_��__��_��__ Discover how the homeowners have restored the original grandeur and rich heritage of their homes while infusing them with new life and energy.