St Paul Historic Home 18

This weeks Historic Home of St Paul is 366 Summit Avenue.

Built in 1928 at a cost of $120,000, this home was constructed for Dr. Egil Boeckman, a St Paul physician at the time. His wife, Rachel Boeckman, was the daughter of the famous railroad tycoon, James J. Hill and was the last home built by a member of the Hill family.
The home is an excellent example of a Georgian Revival design. It has the classic brick quoins on the corners of the home, the broken arch over the door, dentils at the eaves, double hung windows (that look to still be the originals), and symmetrical windows on either side of the front door. The home looks very much like it did in this 1932 photo. The home in 1973 shows you the eight chimneys topped with decorative cornices. It is currently zoned and used as apartments.
The reason this home was built at a later date than most other homes in my Historic Home series is due to a previous home being located on the site between 1884-1924 . The D.R. Noyes residence was a Queen Anne Shingle style home, characterized by the shingle facade on the second and third story. View another photo of the home taken in 1898.

Leave a Comment