Summit Avenue Recognized as one of Best Streets in America

Recently the American Planning Association awarded Saint Paul as having one of the Best Streets in America. Summit Avenue, as us historic home lovers know quite well, is described as:

During the late 19th century, Summit Avenue was not considered the grandest of the country’s Victorian-era residential boulevards, yet today this 4.5-mile-long boulevard between downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, and the Mississippi River stands alone as the country’s best-preserved avenue from that period…”

Of course, we all ready know that Summit Avenue is grand and a true local treasure. But I think the Twin Cities in general is one of the best historic architectural archives in the nation. I get emails all the time from people across the country that have never seen homes like we have here…and it is so much fun showing them what makes our towns special!

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