Hamline’s Old Main

Hamline University was founded in Red Wing, Minnesota 158 years ago. Named after a Methodist Bishop, this private liberal arts college is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. One of the five Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, Hamline has a total enrollment of 4,900 undergraduate and …

The East Lake Library Then and Now

The first library on East Lake opened at at 2916 East Lake Street in February of 1924. The little library, about the same size as the the Hosmer Community and Roosevelt branches, East Lake was one of thirteen branches established by Gratia Countryman, who served as the Chief Librarian for Minneapolis …

The O’Donnell Shoe Factory

“A new $100,000 shoe factory, employing between 900 and 1,000 workmen, is being erected by the O’Donnell Shoe Co. in St. Paul. William O’Donell is president of the company. The directors include Charles Patterson, George J. Freeman, William F. Enright and Andrew J. Schmitz. At present O’Donnel Shoe Co. employs …