The transformation of 452 Thomas Avenue, the flagship project of Preserve Frogtown, is nearing completion!

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Current renovation efforts are bringing back the special character of this vacant property – and the home will be available for sale very soon!

Brief history:
452 Thomas was built as rental property in 1889.

Historic Walking and Biking Tours in Saint Paul

Historic Saint Paul has launched “Saint Paul Historical” – a free mobile app and website that puts Saint Paul’s history at your fingertips. Explore the city’s unique neighborhoods with over thirty self-guided tours featuring cultural and historic sites.

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ECO/juice presents: Unauthorized Design...Schmidt Brewery and Island Station

What if you could create an entire neighborhood that is self sustaining – within an existing city? A holistic urban infrastructure supporting residential, commercial, hospitality, and cultural uses.

This year they are taking on Schmidt Brewery and Island Station as the site location to create a self-sustaining environment.

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Beacon Bluff: Redeveloping the 3M Site

Please join AIA Saint Paul Tuesday, August 24, 11:30-1:00 pm for the Second Food for Thought program of our 2010 series.


Historic Saint Paul awarded Historical and Cultural Heritage Partnership Grant

Saint Paul, MN (August 3, 2010)
The Minnesota Historical Society awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Partnership Grant in the amount of $100,460 to Historic Saint Paul for the 2010 Saint Paul Survey Project. The project will be implemented in partnership with the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission and the Ramsey County Historic Society.

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Preservationists Will Enjoy Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour

The Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour, Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25, inspires homeowners who are thinking of remodeling their homes. On Sunday, April 25, noon-1 p.m., there will be a workshop on “Historic Homes for Everyday Families” presented by Amy Meller, AIA, LEED AP and Angela Wolf Scott, Assoc. AIA. LEED AP, both architects with MacDonald & Mack Architects.


Free Design in the NORTH END - July 27, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

In an effort to reach out to Saint Paul neighborhoods and generate interest in the preservation of Saint Paul’s historic building stock, Historic Saint Paul (HSP) hosts Free Design sessions throughout the year. The sessions offer residents an opportunity to consult with professional architects to discuss their house style, and potential exterior projects to enhance the appeal of their homes.

Historic Saint Paul and the League of Women Voters of St. Paul Present: Stories of Women in Saint Paul History

Friday March 26 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Presentations by:
Steve Trimble discussing Patsy Sherman (of 3M fame)
Nellie Francis (Suffragist, Anti-Lynching Activist) and others
Mary Wingerd discussing Early Saint Paul Women’s History

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Lecture Cancelled—Sustainable Communities-Lessons from a European Approach

We have just learned that guest lecturer, Joachim Eble, is under physician’s care as a result of complications from a recent accident and is unable to travel to the U.S. Fortunately, he is expected to make a full recovery.

However, we regret that the Sustainable Communities Lecture on February 23 is being canceled.

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Historic Saint Paul wraps up first "Green Retrofit" series - watch for cablecast on SPNN in March

Historic Saint Paul completed our “Green Retrofitting Today’s Homes for Tomorrow” with a great panel discussion at the Studios of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN).