Monday, October 04, 2010

Summit Hill House Tour #3

This imposing red sandstone Victorian was designed in 1888 for Clarence H. Johnston and William Willcox for Harriet and Rush Wheeler, the latter a prominent lawyer who led the effort to create the center boulevard on Summit Avenue west of Lexington Parkway.  Now owned by House of Hope Presbyterian Church, the mansion serves as the home for its minister and his or her family. Credit: Villager
“A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul.”

14 comments:

  1. I bet its wonderful inside. Heck I would just like to have the porch.

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  2. My house is a home :-D

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  3. That would be quite a parsonage! Nothing like the parsonage in which my "PK" wife grew up in down in Iowa!
    I looked for you with your camera yesterday late morning as I stood at Prior and Summit Avenue watching all the Twin Cities Marathon runners run by....

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  4. I love this house. It reminds me of one from my home town Quincy Illinois.

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  5. It's ceetainly very grand

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  6. A beautiful old home. I wouldn't mind living there. :)

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  7. What a beautiful house. We have houses like this, but in New England they are shingled or clapboarded, not brick or stone.

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  8. Great quote to go with this imposing, yet warm house!

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  9. That tower corner would cause us to call this a Queen Anne style Victorian. Is the stone facing solid or just clad?

    Was recently in Venice and took a photo of the Questura entry. Thought about you and Inspettore Brunetti.

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  10. Another beauty! This reminds me of a house in movie but the title escapes me.

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  11. Impressive building for sure!

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  12. Am I the only one to find it a bit spooky?

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