St Paul Historic Home 3

This weeks showcase historic home is 295 Summit Avenue.

The home was built in 1885 by Albert H. Lindeke for a cost of $13,000 and designed by architect A.F. Gauger. The home was recently listed for sale at $1,275,000 and has been off and on the market for the last six years, but with no buyers. The current owners have converted the home into 4 condo units, but say it can easily return to single family. I do believe there is still some work that needs to be done to the home, inside and out.

I have found two photos of the home, one is from 1902, the other is from 1973. Originally built as a Queen Anne, the exterior had a wood porch that covered just the front entrance tower. In 1903, this tower and porch were removed and the current full facade stone porch was added. Most of the original double hung windows have been replaced, and the basement windows have been replaced with glass brick ( previously covered with iron gratings). A lot of the interior has not changed, including the beautiful cherry paneling and trim in the two front parlors.

A grand home, it has seen many uses through the years. Used as residential for most of its life, it has also been used as a meeting house for the Society of Friends, an apartment building, and currently a converted condo-mansion. It currently has over 10,000 finished square feet, 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and sits on half an acre. The original carriage house has two stalls with approximately 1700 square feet and 2 bedrooms with 1.5 baths. An additional 5 car garage has been built to accommodate multi-family use.

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