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A door in the Attic. The stage is straight ahead to the right. | James J. Hill House

A door in the Attic. The stage is straight ahead to the right.

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I had a commercial shoot at the James J. Hill house in St. Paul recently and used it as an opportunity to shoot a couple of images of this b.

Corner of the gatehouse main room. The door to the left leads to a bathroom and the door on the right is for a closet. | James J. Hill House

Corner of the gatehouse main room. The door to the left leads to a bathroom and the door on the right is for a closet.

Cute little space-saving drawers on the side of Mrs. Mary Theresa Mehegan Hill's (1846-1921) fireplace in the James J. Hill House. Curiously, I asked why some of the compartments were open and was told that it was to deter curious people from opening them...haha!

Tea Towel Tuesday! at the James J. Hill House

Cute little space-saving drawers on the side of Mrs. Mary Theresa Mehegan Hill's fireplace in the James J. Curiously, I asked why some of the compartments were open and was told that it was to deter curious people from opening them.

Two fixed windows in Mr. James Jerome Hill’s (1838-1916) Den off of the Library.

Two fixed windows in Mr. James Jerome Hill’s Den off of the Library.

Corner of the James J. Hill Dining Room. The gated door leads to the northwest terrace.

The gated door leads to the northwest terrace.

Doorway from the Servants' Dining Room (unrestored) to the hallway.  | James J. Hill House

Doorway from the Servants' Dining Room (unrestored) to the hallway.

James J. Hill House Servants' Hall or sitting room looking south toward their terrace/Kitchen Porch.

Hill House Servants' Hall or sitting room looking south toward their terrace/Kitchen Porch.

Peek-a-boo into the China Closet/Butler’s Pantry of the James J. Hill House.

Peek-a-boo into the China Closet/Butler’s Pantry of the James J.

Little ladder in the Den of the James J. Hill House. W. & J. Sloane of New York supplied the curtains. Arnold Constable and Company of New York provided oriental rugs.

Tea Towel Tuesday! at the James J. Hill House

Little ladder in the Den of the James J. Sloane of New York supplied the curtains. Arnold Constable and Company of New York provided oriental rugs.

Modern photo of the Seamstress's Room looking south. Dressmaker Emma Holmqvist and assistant seamstress Tillie Issacson were among the women who would work on the Hill family clothes. The door leads to an interconnecting Sewing Room.

Modern photo of the Seamstress's Room looking south. Dressmaker Emma Holmqvist and assistant seamstress Tillie Issacson were among the women who would work on the Hill family clothes. The door leads to an interconnecting Sewing Room.

Wine cellar at the James J. Hill House. "An other cloudy morning. I had about 18 boxes of Wine put away this forenoon. Quite a job to find place for it – in wine celler." Mary Hill diary, April 26, 1913

Wine cellar at the James J. "An other cloudy morning. I had about 18 boxes of Wine put away this forenoon. Quite a job to find place for it – in wine celler.

Modern photo of Celia Theresa Tauer's bedroom (later Forstner). She was second cook to the Hill family from September 1909 to April 1911. She shared it with one other woman. The two windows look south and the single window looks west. The room is at the very end of the servants' hall on the third floor. | James J. Hill House

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Hallway looking at the servants' staircase in the servants' quarters. The door on the left is for the "elevator" mechanics.

Explore upstairs and downstairs life in this mansion built for railroad titan James J.

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