445 Summit Avenue

The Shipman-Greve house at 445 Summit is one of the architectural masterpieces on the Avenue.  Begun in 1882, architectural historians, Jeffrey Hess & Clifford Larson (43) credit Leroy Buffington of Minneapolis as architect.  (Harvey Ellis worked in his office in the late 1880's.)   A later addition of the west wing, stone wall and iron fence, make it the most successful Queen Anne residence in the district.

This house uses a variety of materials:  a Mankato-Kasota dolostone basement and first floor, wood and plaster half-timbering in its upper stories, patterned gable ends, brick chimneys and Japanese-inspired lattice work in the porch.  To this date it has been perfectly maintained.