Preservation Journal: Fall 2006

Preservation Journal: Fall 2006

Saving the Swedish Bank Building: A Payne Avenue Landmark is Making a Comeback

by Bob Roscoe

Perhaps no other commercial street in Saint Paul contributed to the city’s immigrant history as much as Payne Avenue. The Payne Avenue State Bank Building (historically known as the Swedish Bank Building), at the corner of Payne and Case Avenues, was critical in that role. The bank was the financial backbone of the early Scandinavians, Germans, Italians, and other European settlers who established work, home, and cultural life in close-by neighborhoods. Today, Payne Avenue and the Swedish Bank are renewing those collaborative roles.

Also included in this issue:

  • Preservation 101: General Use Architectural Terms
  • Cool and Not Cool: How Historic Preservation Helps Us Know Where We Are
  • Recent Restoration Work by Historic Saint Paul
    • 1259 Edgerton: Working on the Home Front
    • 613 North: Will the Real Queen Anne Please Stand Out!
    • 955 Jessie: Stabilizing a Legacy
  • The Hamline “White House”: What is its Fate?
  • 2006 Donors
  • Street Smart: A Review of The Street Where You Live
  • Gift to Historic Saint Paul in Honor of Rozie Parish by Richard and Nancy Nicholson
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