Downtown St Paul

Following World War II, a suburban boom weakened the business district, and downtown St. Paul fell into decline. Over the last 40 years, however, St. Paul's downtown has been reinvented as a major sports, entertainment, and cultural center.

Downtown St  Paul

Minnesota's capital city was given a lofty identity when young Catholic priest Lucien Gaultier built a modest log chapel in a wilderness clearing and named it for his patron saint. St. Paul's modern downtown would later take shape at this very site. In the mid-19th century, St. Paul's strategic location at the head of navigation on the Mississippi River was naturally suited as a way station for goods and a hub for settlers pouring into the Upper Midwest. While St. Paul had to relinquish its ranking as Minnesota's largest city to its twin, Minneapolis, the city remains at the center of state politics as Minnesota's state capital. Following World War II, a suburban boom weakened the business district, and downtown St. Paul fell into decline. Over the last 40 years, however, St. Paul's downtown has been reinvented as a major sports, entertainment, and cultural center.

AIA Guide to Downtown St Paul

ers and Merchants Bank Building , which at 16 stories was St. Paul's tallest
skyscraper when it opened in 1916. Clad in glazed white brick , it's a fine
example of the dignified Beaux - Arts commercial style that prevailed in the early
decades of ...

AIA Guide to Downtown St  Paul

Thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and featuring more than 125 architectural structures of wide-ranging styles, this guidebook will enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the built history of St. Paul.

St Paul s Blvd Brambleton Ave Connector Downtown Norfolk Corridor Study

Associated with this improved access , however , will be substantial increases in
the volume of through traffic on the downtown street system . Access to the City of
Norfolk's Central Business District ( CBD ) is restricted by the Elizabeth River ...

St Paul s Blvd Brambleton Ave Connector  Downtown Norfolk Corridor Study


AIA Guide to St Paul s Summit Avenue and Hill District

The heart of St. Paul's black community is in this neighborhood , although many
residents were uprooted in the 1960s by ... after the Civil War , but even then
development was hampered by a lack of ready transportation to the downtown
area .

AIA Guide to St  Paul s Summit Avenue and Hill District

Thoroughly researched and meticulously written, this guidebook features more than 250 architectural wonders of wide-ranging styles in one of the loveliest neighborhoods in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis and St Paul in Vintage Postcards

I am especially grateful to the life - long residents of the Twin Cities who shared
their memories of times past , including friends , co - workers , and acquaintances
I met while working in Downtown St . Paul . In an effort to be as accurate as ...

Minneapolis and St  Paul in Vintage Postcards

During the first half of the 20th century, communication by postcard was an inexpensive and popular means of exchanging travel stories, news, and gossip across the United States. The postcard, for just a few cents, connected friends and loved-ones separated by hundreds of miles. Today, we treasure these little correspondences of yesteryear as unique glimpses into the long-lost places of a long-gone era. Minneapolis and St. Paul in Vintage Postcards captures this historic era of Minnesota's "twin cities" through 200 classic postcard images. Inside will be found views of St. Paul's Hotel Ryan, providing a rare glimpse into a once-famous landmark that no longer stands. A picture of a solitary 1911 automobile traveling along Minneapolis' popular Lake Calhoun Drive will remind us of how one may have gone to-and-fro at the start of the last century. And the scene of a well-dressed Minnesota family at Minnehaha Falls shows us that this site was as popular among tourists in 1908, when the image was taken, as it is today.

The Street Where You Live

More than one thousand entries and more than one hundred photographs present an entertaining history of the often quirky origins of St. Paul place names, from A Street to Zimmermann Place and including parks, lakes, streams, roads, ...

The Street Where You Live

More than one thousand entries and more than one hundred photographs present an entertaining history of the often quirky origins of St. Paul place names, from A Street to Zimmermann Place and including parks, lakes, streams, roads, cemeteries, bridges, neighborhoods, and many other landmarks. Original.

Lost Twin Cities

The Northern Pacific Building terminated the view east on Fourth Street in St.
Paul in the 1880s. The standard street width in St. Paul Proper and most later
downtown plats was set at sixty feet, including sidewalks, which were a measly
ten feet.

Lost Twin Cities


Minneapolis St Paul

Cooling has become an increasingly important need downtown over the last
decade. ... of land-use patterns and redevelopment of real estate in Minneapolis
and St. Paul were facilitated by the so-called Minnesota Model, the strong
tradition of ...

Minneapolis St  Paul

The Twin Cities are an outstanding place to live, work, play, and participate in an active civic life. Lakes, extensive Parklands, natural preserves, and the urban forest play a large role in drawing people to the Twin Cities and keeping them here. Enhanced with maps, photographs, and graphs, Minneapolis-St. Paul is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book available on the metro area and its unique social, economic, political, and physical environment. This impressive and entertaining compilation of information will be useful for present and prospective residents of the Twin Cities, real-estate brokers and developers, local government officials, city planners, public-relations representatives, students of urban geography and sociology and land-use planners.

The Lost Jewish Community of the West Side Flats 1882 1962

My first book dealt with the pioneering German and Polish Jews who settled in
the downtown area of St. Paul . Most of the manuscript was composed in 1978 as
part of an unsuccessful application to the National Endowment for the Humanities
 ...

The Lost Jewish Community of the West Side Flats  1882 1962

Beginning in 1882, many Russian and Eastern-European Jews who fled to the United States settled in the "West Side Flats" in St. Paul, Minnesota. The area once stretched from the banks of the Mississippi River to the cliffs of the West Side Hills, about 320 acres in all, but has since fallen victim to the vagaries of the mighty river and the progress of "urban renewal." The Lost Jewish Community of the West Side Flats: 1882-1962 takes the reader on a pictorial tour down memory lane. The families, houses, businesses, streets, and synagogues-all vanished now-are brought back to life through vintage photographs from the archives of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the private collections of many former residents. This is a memoir of a historic neighborhood that can no longer be visited.

Frommer s Minneapolis and St Paul 1993 1994

ORIENTATION ARRIVING BY PLANE When your plane arrives in the Twin Cities,
you'll be landing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, just 10 miles
from downtown Minneapolis and 8V2 miles from downtown St. Paul. You'll exit ...

Frommer s Minneapolis and St  Paul  1993 1994

Travelers can enjoy the best of both the twin cities with this revised and updated guide.

Cass Gilbert

STARTING OUT IN ST . PAUL Cass launched his Minnesota practice in January
1883 in a small office in the newly completed Gilfillan block in downtown St. Paul
. His two closest boyhood friends , Clarence Johnston and James Knox Taylor ...

Cass Gilbert

The story of noted architect Cass Gilbert and his early career in Minnesota, culminating in his commission to design the state capitol building in St. Paul.

AIA Guide to the Twin Cities

Thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and featuring 3,000 architectural structures of wide-ranging styles, this is the essential guide to the architecture Minneapolis and St. Paul.

AIA Guide to the Twin Cities

Thoroughly researched, meticulously written, and featuring 3,000 architectural structures of wide-ranging styles, this is the essential guide to the architecture Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Twin Cities by Trolley

In Twin Cities by Trolley, John Diers and Aaron Isaacs offer a rolling snapshot of Minneapolis and St. Paul from the 1880s to the 1950s, when the streetcar system shaped the growth and character of the entire metropolitan area.

Twin Cities by Trolley

The recent development of light rail transit in the Twin Cities has been an undeniable success. Plans for additional lines progress, and our ways of shopping, dining, and commuting are changing dramatically. As we embrace riding the new Hiawatha light rail line, an older era comes to mind—the age when everyone rode the more than 500 miles of track that crisscrossed the Twin Cities. In Twin Cities by Trolley, John Diers and Aaron Isaacs offer a rolling snapshot of Minneapolis and St. Paul from the 1880s to the 1950s, when the streetcar system shaped the growth and character of the entire metropolitan area. More than 400 photographs and 70 maps let the reader follow the tracks from Stillwater to University Avenue to Lake Minnetonka, through Uptown to downtown Minneapolis. The illustrations show nearly every neighborhood in Minneapolis and St. Paul as it was during the streetcar era. At its peak in the 1920s and early 1930s, the Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT) operated over 900 streetcars, owned 523 miles of track, and carried more than 200 million passengers annually. Recounting the rise and fall of the TCRT, Twin Cities by Trolley explores the history, organization, and operations of the streetcar system, including life as a streetcar operator and the technology, design, and construction of the cars. Inspiring fond memories for anyone who grew up in the Twin Cities, Twin Cities by Trolley leads readers on a fascinating and enlightening tour of this bygone era in the neighborhood and the city they call home. John W. Diers has worked in the transit industry for thirty-five years, including twenty-five years at the Twin Cities Metropolitan Transit Commission. He has written for Trains, and has served on the board of the Minnesota Transportation Museum. Aaron Isaacs worked with Metro Transit for thirty-three years. He is the author of Twin City Lines—The 1940s and The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line. He is also the editor of Railway Museum Quarterly.