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James J. Hill House, Saint Paul

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History Museum · Landmark
The James J. Hill House in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, was built by railroad magnate James J. Hill. The house, completed in 1891, is near the eastern end of Summit Avenue near the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The house, for its time, was very large and was the "showcase of St. Paul" until James J. Hill's death in 1916. It is listed as a U.S. National Historic Landmark, operated by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is also a contributing property to the Historic Hill District.
The home has 36,000 square feet (3,344 square meters) of living area and 44,552 square feet of total space.

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  • The James J. Hill House is one of those hidden architectural treasures that one may miss unless they hear of it by word of mouth. It's just a house, right? Hardly. This amazing structure and...  more »
  • Closed inside due to COVID 19. History of structure and view was nice from street level. Hope it opens soon for visitors again  more »
  • Great historic home. The home has many features that were ahead of it’s time. The home had a central heating system, electric lights with gas back up and a beautiful pipe organ. Hand carved woodwork with rare mahogany wood throughout the home. While on Summit take a walk to see other historic homes. Perfect place to bring your guests from other countries like we did. Awesome learning experience about the history of St. Paul. Highly recommend!
  • This is a really interesting historical view of Minnesota in the late 1800s. The Hill House reflects the upper end social standing of the time, and is also a very interesting look at some innovative building construction elements of the time period. Take the tour, then explore more on your own.

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