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.