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Hill, James J., House

St. Paul, Minnesota
County of Ramsey.
240 Summit Avenue
National Register Number: 66000405
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MN-4 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 5, 1961):
From 1891 until his death, this was the residence of James J. Hill (1838-1916), one of the great railroad builders in the American West and one of the leading financiers of the 19th century. Known as the "Empire Builder", Hill acquired a number of railroads throughout the Northwest and merged several into the Great Northern Railway Company (1890). His efforts did much to bring the region from St. Paul to the Pacific into the mainstream of American commerce.

Currently, there are no threats to the NHL.

The 2006 roof restoration included replacement of 20% of the slate; restoration or replacement of copper gutters, downspouts, soffits; art gallery skylight restoration; and insulation added in the attic. Funded by the State of Minnesota capital bond and "Save America's Treasures" grant from the US Dept. of the Interior. Total project cost was $1.7 million.

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