Hill Mansion

J. J. Hill Mansion at 240 Summit Avenue

The Hill Mansion is the largest house on Summit Avenue with 32 rooms for James and Mary Hill, their nine children and 12 live-in servants.  For the new home Hill imported everything:  the architects Peabody and Stearn from Boston whose design can be described as a formidable Richardsonian Romanesque; brownstone from quarries in New England and roof slate from Munson, Maine.  The interior woodwork was carved by William Jungbauer of Germany, who remained to establish a decorating firm in St. Paul.