Stanford Newell’s Place Then and Now
This impressive limestone building with a Mansard roof was built in 1886 by Saint Paul attorney, Stanford Newell. The house is one of the largest and most imposing stone buildings in the area. In 1897 Newell began a diplomatic career when he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Netherlands. In 1899 he was part of the U.S. Delegation to the Hague Peace Conference. That being said, Stanford is probably best remembered as a member of Saint Paul’s first park board. Newell Park in the Midway is named after him.