Tuesday, September 24, 2013

James J. Hill House Field Trip


               At the field trip I went on I saw a variate of different houses that i would never see just driving around Monticello. I thought it was really cool to be able to see the different characteristics and be able to say what kind of house it was. Another highlight was learning about the history of all the houses and who built them, and who lived in them. Something that I thought was interesting was that people still live in those houses on Summit Ave. Some of the most common styles of houses where Victorian and Georgian.  Edward Duffield Neill owned the first house on Summit Avenue.Other People who lived there were William and Angelina Noble, Henry F. Masterson, Henry Mower Rice, Henry Neill Paul, and David Stuart. Below you can see some of my favorite houses i saw on the tour.  After having a tour of Summit ave. We went to international market square. Before it was the international square it was a factory. It was a special sale there so it was busier then normal. We got to see some interior design trends that are really popular right now. One trend that is going around is a very modern kitchen. After the tour and going to international  market square I was pretty tired, we went back home to Monticello. Overall I enjoyed the Field trip a lot and learned about interior and exterior design.

Here you can see the before and after of the international market square building.

 The James J Hill house was built by railroad magnate James J Hill.  It is listed as a U.S. National Historic Landmark  by the Minnesota Historical Society. The architects were James J Hill and Mark Fitxpatrick.

This picture is a Tudor style House. We didn't see many Tudor style houses. You can tell its a Tudor house because of the steep roof. also it was wood trim which suggests half timber which are another  characteristics  of a Tudor house.

We saw quite a few Greek revival style houses. This picture is definitely a Greek revival. You can tell by the pillars and it is also very symmetric. It also has a portico.

This house was not one on the tour but I just really liked the style. It is also a Greek Revival. Again it has  pillars and a portico.

The style we saw the most was Queen Anne, also known as a Victorian style. It has gables, a turret and elaborate decorations which are defiantly signs of a Queen Anne.

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