Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House

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Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House
Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House.jpg
The Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House from the north
Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House is located in Minnesota
Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House
Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House is located in the US
Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House
Location 432 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°56′27″N 93°7′6″W / 44.94083°N 93.11833°W / 44.94083; -93.11833Coordinates: 44°56′27″N 93°7′6″W / 44.94083°N 93.11833°W / 44.94083; -93.11833
Built 1862
Architect Otis Leonard Wheelock
Architectural style Italianate
Part of Historic Hill District (#76001067)
NRHP reference # 70000307[1]
Added to NRHP October 15, 1970

The Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House is one of the first examples of Italianate or Tuscan order architecture in Saint Paul in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The house, located at 432 Summit Avenue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also a contributing property to the Historic Hill District.[2] It was designed by Chicago architect Otis L. Wheelock and built 1862-1865 for James C. Burbank, a wealthy owner of the Minnesota Stage Company, which held a statewide monopoly controlling 1600 miles of stage-lines by 1865.[3] In recent years, the property has gained additional recognition as the former residence of the late Lucky the Dog.


The home was built of grey Mendota limestone and features denticulated bracketed cornices with carved pendants, arched windows, polygonal bay windows, Corinthian columns supporting an entablature and a cupola with wooden finial on the roof. The walls are lined on the inside by a layer of brick with an air space designed to insulate the interior from the harsh Minnesota winters. Floors and staircases connecting the four levels are oak and marble.[4][5]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Historic Hill District". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory" (PDF). MNDOT. 1998. Retrieved 2007-12-13. [dead link]
  4. ^ Silverman, Eleni. "James C. Burbank House". HABS. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  5. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.