St Paul Historic Home 17

This weeks Historic Home in St Paul is 490 Summit Avenue.

One of many homes designed by C.H. Johnston on Summit, this home was built for A.G. Foster in 1883. Foster later became a United States Senator when he moved from Minnesota to Tacoma, Washington, leaving his lumber business behind.

The style is best described as Richardson Romanesque which can be seen in the multiple-grouped windows in the front step gable, the arched windows, and the masonry exterior.

The home originally cost only $23,000 to build. With approximately 8500 square feet, it boasts 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 7 fireplaces. For the last 50+ years the home as been host to catering businesses and weddings. The original carriage house still exists as does the interior decorative woodwork. The glassed in area on the top left of the home was originally an open porch.

The home has been on the market recently for around $1.5 Million, but is currently off the market. View a photo of the home as it appeared in 1888.

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Anonymous March 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm

This is a beautiful home and a well keep outside. Can just imagine how wonderful the inside looks.

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