The Empire Building

The seven-story  Empire Building at 360 North Robert Street was completed in 1891. Designed by St. Paul architect Clarence H. Johnston, the Jacobsville Sandstone, red brick  office and banking building was formerly known as the Manhattan Building and the Capital National Bank Building. At the turn of the century, the famous …

The Washington House

No more waterin’ holes like this ’round seven corners and Smith, But back in the day if a man had an itchin’ and wandered up Third Street before prohibition At Washington House a friend he would meet to stand at the bar shufflin’ feet and drink like a fish bourbon …