Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Summit Lookout Park
The Saint Paul Board of Park Commissioners took possession of the hotel site in 1887, and the property had been a public park since that date. Other than the rebuilding of the stone retaining wall and the ornamental rail above, for over a century the park remained unadorned, an expansive open lawn with informal and random plantings.
Parallel with the relocation of the New York Life Eagle to its permanent perch in 2004, Public Art Saint Paul and the Ramsey Hill Association conducted a charrette to develop a conceptual design for the park. The Lookout Park Partnership, a dedicated cadre of volunteers, raised the funds and coordinated the park’s construction. Along with the Partnership, the City, generous individuals, foundations, organizations and corporations demonstrated an extraordinary model
The renovation of Summit Lookout Park, gateway to the Ramsey and Crocus Hill neighborhoods, celebrates a remarkable 35-year transformation. Once thought blighted and outdated, the charming homes and mansions have now been carefully restored and the district has become a showplace of urban heritage and architectural preservation.
Location. 44° 56.486′ N, 93° 7.05′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Summit Avenue and Ramsey Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Summit Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New York Life Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker); F. Scott Fitzgerald House (approx. 0.4 miles away); C.S.P.S. Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); 151-155 Western Avenue (approx. half a mile away); James J. Hill / The James J. Hill House (approx. half a mile away); Summit–Selby Neighborhood (approx. 0.6 miles away); Freedom House Station 51 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cathedral of Saint Paul (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
Also see . . . Minnesota History Tours. Minnesota Historical Society; Summit Avenue. (Submitted on April 24, 2011.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.