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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Summit–Selby Neighborhood

 
 
Summit–Selby Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
1. Summit–Selby Neighborhood Marker
Inscription. This area has long been a meeting place of people and ideas. In the 1850s two major overland routes converged just a few blocks from here. By the 1880s the district was a bustling residential area for both the wealthy and the immigrant. Today the neighborhood is a mix of Victorian mansions and modest dwellings, shops, schools, and places of worship -- where people of many cultural and ethnic backgrounds dwell together. Famous names associated with the Historic Hill District include writers F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, August Wilson, and Garrison Keillor; railroad and lumber barons James J. Hill and Frederick Weyerhaeuser; and Archbishop John Ireland.

Erected 1992
By the Ramsey Hill Association in conjunction
with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

 
Erected 1992 by the Ramsey Hill Association in conjunction with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 56.774′ N, 93° 6.512′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is on Summit Avenue south of Selby Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 239 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Summit–Selby Neighborhood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
2. Summit–Selby Neighborhood Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Cathedral of Saint Paul Cornerstone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cathedral of Saint Paul (about 300 feet away); James J. Hill / The James J. Hill House (about 300 feet away); Site of First School Patrol Crossing in the World (about 400 feet away); St. Paul Civil War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Freedom House Station 51 (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Spiral for Justice" Roy Wilkins Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The New York Life Eagle (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
Also see . . .
1. Summit Avenue. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 11, 2010.) 

2. Ramsey Hill Association. (Submitted on September 11, 2010.)
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
South Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
3. South Side of Marker
Saint Paul's Ramsey Hill
[map]
The Ramsey Hill neighborhood is nationally known for its distinguished mansions, comfortable Victorian homes, and unique shops and restaurants. The area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Special design restrictions protect the district's distinctive historic character.
[list of NRHP buildings and parks]
Nearby Cathedral of Saint Paul image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, May 12, 2010
4. Nearby Cathedral of Saint Paul
Victorian Home in the Summit–Selby Neighborhood image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2014
5. Victorian Home in the Summit–Selby Neighborhood
Located near the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on December 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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