The Art Work
Bill Hosko
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Summit Avenue

“Summit Avenue”
Pen & Ink - 1998

Saint Paul’s famed four and one half mile long Summit Avenue has been called “The best preserved American example of the monumental boulevard” as well as “The best and largest intact Victorian era neighborhood in North America”. In February 1981 eighteen year old Bill Hosko moved into his first apartment located just several blocks from the avenue with which he was so impressed.

Summit Avenue begins at the Cathedral of Saint Paul pictured in the background. To the right is the mansion constructed for Louis Hill in 1902. After years of non-residential use and deterioration “Dove Hill”, as its new owners have christened it, is a beautifully restored private residence once again.