Queen Anne Victorian in St Paul

This weeks showcase home is 513 Summit Avenue.

This gem of a Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1887 for W.W. Bishop, a local real estate agent. At a cost of $10,000, it was constructed by Wirth and Haas.

It is one of the only wood-frame houses standing on Summit and has a well preserved polygonal tower. The full facade porch has thankfully not been closed in. The current owners have painted the home in well matched colors, bringing out the architectural details in the woodwork. A photo of the home in 1973 shows the home without the details highlighted.

Around 1920 is was occupied as Mrs. Charles Porterfield’s Boarding House and frequented by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Today it is once again a single family residence, with the last recorded sale in 1994 for $626,000. It has approximately 8300 square feet and 4-5 bedrooms.

4 Responses to “Queen Anne Victorian in St Paul”

  1. Scott says:

    Wow. 8300 square feet for $626k! Amazing house. I would love to see the inside.

  2. That same 8300 square feet is worth well over a $1 Million in today’s market.

  3. Cynthia Lovold says:

    This was my great-great grandfather, William Warren Bishop & his wife Anna’s home. I have photographs of my great grandmother Julia and her bicycle out in front of the house, and also sitting at her writing desk, in one of the turet rooms.
    I would love to see the inside. Any other family photos taken inside were close ups for portraits, or only showing furniture they were sitting on.
    I love the beautiful way it was painted!

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