Considered I. Vernon Hill’s masterpiece, the Crosby house is the architect’s introduction of his “Ornamented Cube” style, which embellishes a square or rectangular box with flared dormers, gables, and classical detailing. The sandstone structure features carvings by master stone sculptor George Thrana, who also did the stone carvings on Historic […]Read More
Architect: I. Vernon Hill
2306 E. Superior St.
Another Tudor Revival house designed by I. Vernon Hill, the Patrick home features carved eagle’s heads on brackets supporting the third-story gables. Patrick came to Duluth to work for grocery wholesaler Stone-Ordean -Wells before creating F.A. Patrick and Company, one of the country’s foremost woolen manufacturers, famous for its Mackinaw […]Read More
2220 E. Superior St.
When prominent Duluth Architect I. Vernon Hill designed his own house, he chose the half-timbered Tudor Revival style and decorated it with a carved lion’s head under the corner eave of the front porch. The house also features a projecting front gable, a Hill trademark. An Englishman, Hill came to […]Read More
2216 E. Superior St
Built of tan brick with a red sandstone foundation and trim, the Turle’s home was designed in the Prairie Style, popularized by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. One unique feature is the hipped side of the house’s eastern façade: it was included to house an electric car— in 1899! […]Read More