Built in 1864, the yellow limestone walls of the Frederick Spangenberg House’l came from banks of the Mississippi River. The rocks were hauled up on a sled by oxen. Frederick Spangenberg was a German immigrant dairy farmer. His 80-acre farm become the best part of Saint Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood. The house was occupied [...]
The octagonal Highland Park Water Tower was designed Clarence W. Wigington. A city of Saint Paul architect from 1915 to 1949, He also designed the Keller Golf Course Clubhouse, the Saint Paul Public Safety Building, and Como Park Pavilion. Wigington is often considered the first big city African-American municipal architect in the country. The 134 [...]
Highland Park Junior High School, a 1950′s Miesian building is connected to Highland Park Senior High by a two story link. The campus also includes Mattocks Schoolhouse, a historic landmark now used as part of Highland Park’s facilities. The one room limestone building, originally called Webster School Number 9, was built in 1871.