"Summit Avenue is St. Paul's most renowned street, a mansion row that extends for nearly five miles through the western half of the city. It plays an essential role in what might be called the city's sense of self. St. Paulites take great pride in the avenue, and its name conjures up images of huge houses, monumental churches, wide green lawns, and a refined and gracious way of life." Credit: AIA Guide to the Twin Cities, Larry Millett. The Stuart Driscoll House shown here was built in 1858 with additions in 1910 and 1918, an Italian villa-style mansion with much Classical Revival updating.