Long before Metropolis, Illinois, was known as the home of Superman, the mansion graced the city. Prominent Metropolis residents built the home in 1889. In later years it served as a hospital and a retirement home. Today it is restored to sophisticated elegance and operates as the Summers Riverview Mansion bed and breakfast. We stayed at the Summers Riverview Mansion during our southern Illinois visit. It was our first stay in a bed and breakfast.