Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House, St. Paul

The Burbank-Livingston-Griggs house, the second-oldest on Summit Avenue, was designed for a wealthy transportation entrepreneur by Chicago architect Otis L. Wheelock in 1862. Later, four significant local architects left their mark on the landmark structure.

Black and white photograph of Sy Mergens relaxing in the Fireside Room of the University Club, June 22, 1977. Photographed by Julian G. Plante.

Sy Mergens in the University Club

Sy Mergens relaxes in the Fireside Room of the University Club, June 22, 1977. Photographed by Julian G. Plante.

Black and white photograph of a view of downtown St. Paul and the lower West Side from the University Club, June 22, 1977. Photographed by Julian G. Plante.

View from the University Club

View of downtown St. Paul and the lower West Side from the University Club, June 22, 1977. Photographed by Julian G. Plante.

Colorized postcard depicting the exterior of the University Club in St. Paul, c.1920.

University Club postcard

Postcard depicting the exterior of the University Club in St. Paul, c.1920.

Black and white photograph of the interior of the dining room of the University Club, overlooking St. Paul, June 22, 1977. Photographed by Julian G. Plante.

Interior of the dining room of the University Club

Interior of the dining room of the University Club, overlooking St. Paul, June 22, 1977. Photographed by Julian G. Plante.

Black and white photograph of the University Club under construction, c.1912.

The University Club under construction

The University Club under construction, c.1912.

University Club of St. Paul

Designed to hug the bluff, the University Club of St. Paul has offered one of the best views in the city since 1913. With one story descending below 420 Summit Avenue, the L-shaped clubhouse overlooks the downtown and the Mississippi River gorge from the highest hill in the area.

Black and white photograph of the dining room in the St. Paul Athletic Club, c.1925. Photograph by Charles P. Gibson.

Dining room in the St. Paul Athletic Club

Dining room in the St. Paul Athletic Club, c.1925. Photograph by Charles P. Gibson.

Black and white photograph of the baronial fireplace in the lobby of the St. Paul Athletic Club, c.1925.

St. Paul Athletic Club fireplace

Baronial fireplace in the lobby of the St. Paul Athletic Club, c.1925.

Black and white photograph of the St. Paul Athletic Club barbershop, c.1925. Photograph by Charles P. Gibson.

St. Paul Athletic Club barbershop

St. Paul Athletic Club barbershop, c.1925. Photograph by Charles P. Gibson.

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