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St. Paul's Historic Summit Avenue : The Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series - Ernest R. Sandeen

St. Paul's Historic Summit Avenue

The Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series

Paperback Published: 26th April 2004
ISBN: 9780816644094
Number Of Pages: 124

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Well known as the most prestigious and beautiful street in the Twin Cities, Summit Avenue runs past the opulent mansion of railroad tycoon James J. Hill, an early home of F. Scott Fitzgerald, and several residences designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert. In its heyday the four-and-one-half-mile-long boulevard included 13 churches, 9 schools, and 440 residences, 373 of which survive.

St. Paul's Historic Summit Avenue highlights the fascinating story of this boulevard, from its pre-Civil War origins, when the area was still considered wilderness, to its fashionable height at the turn of the century. Ernest R. Sandeen discusses the preservation of Summit Avenue and takes readers on a walking tour of the first and grandest mile of the street, beginning with the Cathedral of St. Paul. A second walking tour gives the reader Fitzgerald's Summit Avenue, including excerpts from his notebooks and stories describing the area. The book concludes with an index of Summit Avenue houses built through the 1970s.

Before his death in 1982, Ernest R. Sandeen was the James Wallace Professor of History and codirector of the Living Historical Museum at Macalester College. He served as a member of St. Paul's Historic Preservation Commission and as a partner in Lanegran, Richter, and Sandeen, an architectural preservation, design, and land-use firm.

Forewordp. vii
A Note to Readersp. ix
The Earliest History of Summit Avenuep. 1
Preservation on Summit Avenuep. 15
Zoning on Summit Avenuep. 29
A Walking Tour of Summit Avenuep. 39
The Styles and Architects of Summit Avenuep. 73
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Summit Avenuep. 91
Notes and Acknowledgementsp. 97
List of Houses on Summit Avenue by Addressp. 99
List of Houses on Summit Avenue by Year of Constructionp. 108
List of Houses on Summit Avenue by Stylep. 109
Index of Architectsp. 110
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ISBN: 9780816644094
ISBN-10: 0816644098
Series: The Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 124
Published: 26th April 2004
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 25.4  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.44