Saint Paul Historic Home Second Empire Style

This weeks historic home is located at 235 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul.

Built in 1878 as a duplex, the home was built for Charles P. Noyes, a local wholesale druggist. It is a very simple Victorian, built in the Second Empire style. Little of the exterior has changed over the years. The porch trim is different and there has been a third story window added on the west side of the home. I have always liked this home as it commands its own attention amidst a street full of grand homes.

The home is fairly large, even though it does not look like it from the front, with six bedrooms, seven baths. It is currently zoned as apartments with 4 units: the main house, the third story apartment, and two units in the back. The best part of the home is the view – every minute of the day you can gaze at the St. Paul Cathedral.

One Response to “Saint Paul Historic Home Second Empire Style”

  1. Ed Kohler says:

    Wow, I’ve never noticed that home before. And it’s not for a lack of times passing it. Thanks for pointing it out and the history.

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