In 1873 the city of Saint Paul acquired 300 acres of land around Lake Como for use as a public park. Saint Paul’s experiment with a municipal menagerie began in 1897 when the city fenced pasture in the park to hold a gift of three deer. Como’s Art Deco zoological building was designed in [...]
The cornerstone for Saint Mary Romanian Orthodox Church was laid on June 14th, 1914. The congregation all pitched in to build this replica of the Church in SanNicolau Mare, a small village in western Romania, in less than six months. In 1926 the little Church on Woodbridge Avenue was visited by Her Majesty [...]
Back in the old days, you could listen to the AM radio band at night and hear stations from all over the country. If you sent the station a letter telling them where you heard them, what time and what they were playing, they would send you a souvenir QSL card, usually signed by [...]
The Jewish Educational Center in Holly and Grotto was the precursor to the St. Paul JCC. The building served as a recreation and education facility for over 100 community groups, including Boy and Girl Scouts, a theater company, and two orchestras. Today the building houses Holly Flats apartments and the nationally known Twin Cities [...]
This two story commercial building at Grand and Victoria has become my every other Wednesday morning destination as Cafe Latte’s Bread and Chocolate Shop. The Grand State Bank moved down a couple blocks. Their old drive-thru at 1071 Grand is still in use as a U.S. Bank branch.