My sister has arrived for a visit giving me the opportunity to be a tourist in my own town. On Saturday we headed over to a yard sale on Summit Avenue in St. Paul. According to Wikipedia, Summit Ave “remains a well-preserved example of a Victorian residential boulevard.” We did the official walking tour of Summit through the Minnesota Historical Society the last time my sister visited, so after checking out the yard sale, we headed of down some side streets instead of staying on the main boulevard.
Behind the beautiful mansions you’ll find some original cobblestone alleys.
The houses just off Summit are not quite as grand, but they are still lovely and many have fab gardens.
Ultimately we ended up back on Summit Ave, where we admired some of the more extravagant homes including this one that happens to be for sale. The price? A mere $1,695,000 (check out this link to see photos of the interior). Let’s buy two!
The detail on the columns of the brick house is just gorgeous.
We also peered into this secret garden.
We ended our morning with lunch and mimosas on the patio at the Wild Onion on Grand Avenue.