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Garrison Keillor puts his Summit Avenue home up for sale

Anyone got a spare $2.5 million?

Garrison Keillor's home on St. Paul's historic Summit Avenue is set to hit the market.

While it hasn't officially been listed yet, a Sept. 6 Facebook post by The Duddingston Group shows the mansion at 294 Summit Avenue is "coming soon."

The Georgian Revival estate is listed at $2.495 million, with the 1919-built property comprising 10,207 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.

It is among the many historic properties that line Summit Avenue in St. Paul, with the former A Prairie Home Companion host Keillor buying it in 2008.

The website St. Paul Historical calls 294 Summit the "George F. Lindsay House," after the Iowa-born lumber baron who commissioned the current property be built in 1919 at a cost of $30,000, before it was sold to the Weyerhauser family in 1932.

Here's St. Paul Historical, describing the house:

"Georgian Revival in style, the house’s interior reflects its formal exterior. The two-story front foyer features French glass doors, a green and black stone checkered floor, and turned staircase with a simplistic newel and spindles. Decorative plaster, carved stone fireplace mantels, and wall paneling, decorate the many rooms of the house. Local architect William Ingemann was hired by the Weyerhaeuser’s to design an addition to the home’s east side, which added a new study and dining room on the first floor, and a new master bedroom on the second. The house stayed in the Weyerhaeuser family for nearly half a century, and today is still a private residence."

MPR News notes that Keillor has another property in New York, and after allegations of inappropriate behavior against him emerged last year, he suggested on Facebook he might have to move away.

Keillor left the flagship variety show he created in 2016, passing on the reins to Chris Thile, but the surfacing of misconduct allegations prompted MPR to sever ties with Keillor.

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