We came across this amazing row of seven houses at the southwest corner of Laurel Avenue and Nina Street just north of Summit Avenue. A perfect example of how the Romanesque Revival can be applied to a rowhouse design, they… Continue Reading
On the northwest corner of Summit Avenue and Farrington Street is this amazing Romanesque Revival mansion with some Renaissance Revival elements in the porches. They look like something I would see in Florence or other Italian cities. All of the… Continue Reading
Summit Avenue is amazing, and it shows what can happen when a group of people get together and rehab a bunch of houses and don’t let them be demolished for “progress.” The following houses are from east to west on… Continue Reading
The James J. Hill House sits at the beginning of Summit Hill, which heads out west along the top of the bluffs above downtown St. Paul, and just beyond the Cathedral of St. Paul. It is lined with mansions from… Continue Reading
The Minnesota State Capitol building is one of the purest expressions of the Beaux-Arts style in America. Designed by Minnesota native Cass Gilbert, who also designed St. Louis’s own Art Museum and Central Library, the State Capitol synthesizes the Italian… Continue Reading
Starting today, I’m going to be going back to the vaults and publishing pictures from some of my travels in the Upper Midwest in 2018. I visited the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for a friend’s wedding, and contributor Jeff Phillips and… Continue Reading
Update: See the interior of the cathedral from my trip to St. Paul in 2018 from this pot from April of 2020.