On This Date In Twin Cities History - October 11, 1887
On this date in 1887, President Grover Cleveland visits St. Paul for the second day of a three-day visit to Minnesota. The First Lady, Frances Clara Cleveland, was a frequent childhood visitor to St. Paul, where her mother’s half-brother, Thomas Huddleston, had a law practice. Former Governors Henry Sibley, Alexander Ramsey and William R. Marshall accompanied the President during his travels in the area.
St. Paul Mayor Robert A. Smith and his wife, Mary, hosted a luncheon for the President First Lady at their the mansion located at 312 Summit Avenue during their visit to St. Paul. Their home was built by Henry Neill Paul and David Stuart in 1857 and was one of the first six houses built on Summit Avenue and the only remaining of those six.