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1891 Richardsonian Romanesque

James J. Hill House

Amid the titanic figures of America's Gilded Age, James J. Hill was nicknamed "The Empire Builder" for his vast transportation network. While he was finishing the Great Northern Railway, he hired Boston architects Peabody & Stearns to build a new house for his family on fashionable Summit Avenue in St. Paul. When it was completed, the 36,000 square foot house was the largest in Minnesota, with state of the art mechanical systems including indoor plumbing, central heating, and electric and gas lighting.

Today the home is open year-round for tours, art exhibits, and special events. Visitors learn about the life and career of James J. Hill, his family and the servants and staff who worked at the house.

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