James J. Hill House
James J. Hill was a successful railroad tycoon in Minnesota and North America,and, his house is nothing short of amazing. Built in 1890, the 63,000 sq. ft National Landmark mansion was in need of restoration. The project began with restoring the exterior by tuckpointing the sandstone walls, reconstructing the porte cochere, repairing the slate roof, and reconditioning seven marble mosaic terraces. The interior work included restoring original materials in all major rooms of the house, from gold-plated heating grilles and decorative plaster ceilings, to embossed wall coverings and crystal chandeliers; along with sympathetic integration of all new mechanical & electrical systems. The space was designed and improved to be multi-functional as a historic destination for conferences, weddings, dinners, and of course, the house as a museum.
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ClientMinnesota Historical Society
ServicesArchitecture, Building Envelope, Historic Preservation, Interior Design
LocationSt. Paul, MN