My husband and I decided to do a few things here in St. Paul where we have lived for 23 years. So we went to the MInnesota History Museum and then to the James J. Hill house.
Here are a few pictures of the fun and beauty that we saw today.
The Jenny that the Lindberg brothers flew. a tapestry of the light house in Duluth Native American bead work And then on to the JJ Hill house.
the ceiling with the gold in it.
James J. Hill lived on Summit Avenue in St. Paul and owned the Great Northern Railway and built his house for $1,000,000 back in 1891. The mansion was the largest and most expensive home in Minnesota. It was 36,000 square feet and had 5 floors. 13 bathrooms, 22 fireplaces, 16 crystal chandeliers, an art gallery, a reception hall and around 18 bedrooms. It was massive and these pictures don't do it's beauty justice.
The formal dining area had a ceiling that had 24 carat inlaid gold in the ceiling. For it's time, it was very modern with electricity and running water with showers and tubs in the bathrooms. It was absolutely beautiful and if you are ever in the St. Paul MN area, I would highly recommend a trip to the house.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures as much as I enjoyed visiting and taking them!