301 Summit Avenue

There's no record of Fitzgerald Attending a function at the George S. Gardner home at 301 Summit Avenue.  The reason for including this Mankato-Kasota dolostone Georgian Revival house in the website is, first of all, the quality of the design with its formal classical details, entablature, quoins, and the Ionic columns on the front porch.  Thomas Holyoke, architect, had been a draftsman in the office of Gilbert and Taylor before studying at Harvard and the Atlier Duray in Paris.

A second reason is its current use as the German Culture House (Volksfest Kulturhaus), a reminder of the many German entrepreneurs who built early St. Paul.  (Wingerd, 36)