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By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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If you have always wanted to see a newly restored historic home in St Paul, now is your chance!From now until June 17, the Cass Gilbert designed home at 318 Summit Avenue will be open for tours almost everyday. It is the American Society of Interior Designers showcase home this year and a lot of ...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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This weeks showcase Historic Home in St Paul is 275 Summit Ave.Common to many lots on Summit Avenue, another home stood on this spot from 1880-1895. It was consumed by fire in 1895 during the winter and torn down, making way for the current home to be built on the lot in 1901. Built by Charles Sc...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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  This weeks showcase Historic Home is 344 Summit Avenue.In 1886 a large stone house was built on this site and had a beautiful corner tower. However, when the property was sold to Watson Davidson in 1914, the home was torn down to make way for what currently stands here today. In its place, the ...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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  This weeks Historic Showcase Home is 445 Summit Ave.Know as the Shipman-Greve house, the home has been described by some as the perfect example of the Queen Anne style. Construction began in 1882 by Henry Shipman. For some reason lost through time, he was unable to complete the home, so Herman ...

By Teresa Boardman
(Boardman Realty)
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Located in the historic brick Louise building, built in 1885  271 7th St W, St Paul, 55102, three blocks from my home.  Cravings is my favorite office and the coffee is good too.  The  WiFi is always on, always working and very fast. A great place to write blog posts, meet with clients and talk ...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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If you have been following my series on Historic Homes here on Active Rain, you will notice this home is quite different from the others. The fact that it was built some 30-40 years later than others is one thing, but don't blame the house, another home used to occupy the spot and that home was o...

By Teresa Boardman
(Boardman Realty)
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Numbers from the RMLS, the data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Pending homes are homes that have offers on them during the month of April. The absorption rate for St. Paul, is 5.9 months which is down from the high of just over seven months in January of 2007.    Related Posts:  Local M...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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This home really stands out on the Avenue as it is the only one with full front facade porch with huge columns. The fact it is all white also adds to its prominence.This weeks showcase Historic Home is 365 Summit Avenue.Built in 1891 by J.W. Bass and designed by James Knox Taylor (who also built ...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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 Minnesota Historical Society Sells Rare Gem at ChristiesWhen the railroad baron James J. Hill bought a diamond and sapphire necklace for his wife in 1886 for a recorded amount of $2200, he probably never thought about what the single sapphire would fetch in 2007. Well this week the rare sapphire...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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 This weeks showcase Historic Home is 318 Summit Ave.I was going to post this home upon completion of its current renovation, but since the Pioneer Press did a fantastic article recently regarding the current owners, I decided to highlight the home early, and then come back in May for more commen...

By Teresa Boardman
(Boardman Realty)
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Are black and white photos allowed?  I sure hope so.  I used to take pictures for a newspaper and they were black and whites.  over the years black and white film got harder and harder to come by and people would give me a dumb look when I wanted to get it developed.  I never used a digital came...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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Visit Bandana Square in Saint PaulMy son loves trains. Loves them. Anytime he sees Thomas the Train, he gets really excited and just has to grab it. If we are driving and see a train, we must stop, roll the windows down, so he can see and hear it. Of course, we love to oblige him because it is j...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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This weeks featured Historic Home in St Paul is 649 Summit Ave.Built in 1874 by A G Manson, the home is a fantastic representation of Second Empire architectural design. Out of the four Second Empire homes built on Summit Avenue between 1867-1883, this is the only one still standing. Major featur...

By Mark R. Westpfahl e-PRO® (CNE), e-PRO® CNE® REALTOR® Minnesota Real Estate Broker
(Vexillum Realty - St. Paul , Minneapolis and suburbs)
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Stop by my open house in St. Paul this Sunday.Click here to see this Sunday's open:www.MarkWestpfahl.com/3257822Click here to see my other upcoming open houses:www.realty.tc/open_house_schedule.htm Buying a new home? Where would you like to move this spring?Stop by and visit my next open house. I...

By Bonnie Erickson
(Tangletown Realty)
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City mandated point of sale inspections are not done in many communities, but they are rapidly becoming more popular in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.  The theory behind point of sale inspections is that the inspections prevent neighborhoods from deteriorating by maintaining a minimum standar...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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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. Th...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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Here is my second favorite home on Summit Avenue in St Paul, Minnesota, photo taken fall of 2006. You can only imagine how grand the home appeared on a dirt street with carriage houses in the rear and servants coming and going in the late 1800's. These homes sit high up on a hill and overlook dow...

By Jennifer Kirby, The Luxury Agent
(Kirby Fine Homes)
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One of my real estate specialties is historic homes. Their prooven strength at surviving the elements of time inspires me, and "they just don't build them like that" any more. If you haven't been to Minneapolis and St Paul, then you are missing some of the most beautiful old homes you have ever s...

By Teresa Boardman
(Boardman Realty)
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                                                                                         Last week I launched the St. Paul neighborhood wiki.  Very much a work in progess, lets call it beta. The idea came from my buyers who are relocating.  Our fair city has 17 districts and 127 neighborhoods, an...

By Teresa Boardman
(Boardman Realty)
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History: Constructed: 1914 -1917Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975 The Central Library is Italian Renaissance revival in style The exterior of the Library is of Tennessee marble, while the interior is finished in gray Mankato stone. Blue Rutland and golden vein Formosa...

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