260 Summit Avenue

Louis W. Hill, son of James J. Hill, sponsored parties and dances which Fitzgerald sometimes attended. The Louis and Maude Hill home at 260 Summit Avenue, neighbor to the family mansion, was built in 1900 in the Beaux Arts Georgian style.  The classical portico was moved forward in 1912 as part of the remodeling that added a large ballroom, guest rooms and a basement swimming pool. 

Its architect, Clarence Johnston, who also trained at MIT with Cass Gilbert and James Knox Taylor, had a long career in Minnesota including Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota and, at the Capitol Complex, the first State Historical Building and the State Office Building.