Horace E. Thompson House, 808 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Horace E. Thompson House

Photo Taken 2001
Address: 808 Summit Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Summit Hill, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1903
Primary Style: Beaux Arts
Secondary Style: Renaissancewarning.png"Renaissance" is not in the list of possible values (A-Frame, American Four-Square, Art Deco/Art Moderne, Arts and Crafts/Craftsman, Beaux Arts, Bungalow/Bungaloid, Cape Cod, Carpenter Gothic, Chateauesque, Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, Commercial, Dome, Dutch Colonial, Eastlake/Stick Style, Federalist, Folk, French Renaissance, Georgian, Gothic, Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, International, Italian Renaissance, Italianate, Mission, Modern, Neoclassical, Neoeclectic, Post Modern, Prairie School, Queen Anne, Ranch, Renaissance Revival, Richardsonian Romanesque, Rustic, Second Empire, Shingle, Southwest, Spanish Revival, Tudor Revival, Vernacular, Victorian, Victorian Gothic, Other) for this property.
Historic Function: Single Dwellingwarning.png"Single Dwelling" is not in the list of possible values (House/single dwelling or duplex, Airport terminal, Apartments/condominiums, Auditorium/music facility, Bank/financial institution, Barn/agricultural building, Business, Capitol , City hall/town hall/, Civic, Clinic/medical office, Clubhouse, College/university, Correctional facility, Courthouse, Dancehall/reception area, Department store, Drive-in restaurant or business, Energy facility, Fire/police station, Fortification, Gas/filling station, Government office, Grain elevator, Hospital, Hotel/motel, Institutional housing, Library, Manufacturing facility, Meeting hall, Military facility, Mortuary/funeral home, Multiple dwelling, Museum, Office, Organizational, Park building, Post office, Public works, Rail-related, including depots, Ranger station, Religious/Place of worship, Religious facility, other, Resort/spa, Restaurant, Sanitarium, School, Shopping center/mall/strip mall, Secondary building/sheds, privies, Sports facility/stadium, Theater/concert hall, Warehouse/storage, Other) for this property.
Architect or source of design: H.I. Wicks of Green and Wicks
Builder: St. Paul Building Company
First Owner: Horace E. Thompson

Summit Hill Saint Paul Ramsey

Horace E. Thompson House, 808 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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History

Horace E. Thompson built the 808 Summit Avenue home in 1903. The house was constructed for an estimated cost of $35,000 and designed by H. I. Wicks of the architectural firm Green and Wicks of Buffalo, New York. It is only one of a handful of houses on Summit designed by out of state architects. Thompson is listed in the 1903 city directory as "capitalist" at the Merchants National Bank Building. He lived there with his wife, Ida S, three sons, and two daughters until 1920. The family also housed four servants and one laborer. Charles A. Weyerhaeuser and wife, Maud Moon, preceded the Thompsons in the home. After Charles’ death ca. 1942, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser remained the head of household at the Summit estate. Maud soon married Bruce Walter Sanborn. The couple lived at 808 Summit until their deaths well into their old age.

From the year 1978 to 1981, the house remained vacant. In 1982 it was finally purchased by Richard Glatch Jr. Glatch split the house into condos in the late 1980s, and it has remained so ever since.

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    Ramsey County Historical Society, Inventory forms for Historic Sites Survey of St. Paul and Ramsey County, 1980-1983

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