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Tag Archive for: St Paul

For the Love of St Paul!

September 27th, 2013

by Rosemary McMonigal FAIA, LEED AP, CID

St Paul Tour

Oh, for the love of St. Paul!

A lively architectural tour of the City of St. Paul happened on September 14th.  Rosemary led a 17 block walk from the farmer’s market in Lowertown past 30 buildings, 25 of which are on the National Register of Historic Place.  The tour ended at the oldest commercial building still on its original site in either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul.  Yes, that same building served as Minnesota’s arsenal from 1865-1880.  Any guess on the current building name?

The tour benefited Fundacion Comunidad www.fundacioncomunidad.org.  Comunidad runs six preschools in Peru, along with supporting 12 scholarship students, and provides approximately 350 daily school lunches.  Melanie Ebertz is one of the non-profit’s founders and the creative genius behind Art Andes www.artandes.com.  Check it out.

Did you guess right?  The building is the Original Coney Island, housed in two buildings, built in 1858 and 1884, and the smaller of the two buildings is the oldest.

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