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Neighborhood Architecture–Irvine Park, Saint Paul: a coloring book.

Jeanne Kosfeld, Illustrator and Richard Kronick, Author

Twin Cities-based illustrator Jeanne Kosfeld and author Richard Kronick have together transformed a simple sketchbook featuring pen and ink drawings into a brief storytelling of the Irvine Park neighborhood’s unique 173-year history. Artists of all ages and abilities may colorize their own imagined versions of these historic edifices, including fanciful…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2020: “Born in Ukraine: Sculptor Antin Pavlos”

Janice Quick

Born in Ukraine: Sculptor Antin Pavlos Author: Janice Quick Sculptor Antin Pavlos was one of many Ukrainians who came to St. Paul following World War II to escape the looming threat of Communism. He took a job with St. Paul Statuary upon his arrival in the late…

Council Chamber Artwork

City of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Ramsey County Historical Society

Council Chamber Artwork Presentation Event Program Date: August 19, 2020 YouTube Video Presentation of the artwork for the Ramsey County Courthouse/Saint Paul City Hall Council Chambers. RCHS thanks the artists, the Art Selection Task Force, Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul for assisting…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2020: “Women and Children First: The Volunteers of America and Louis W. Hill Build Fresh Air Rest Camp”

Eileen R. McCormack and Aine C. McCormack

Women and Children First: The Volunteers of America and Louis W. Hill Build Fresh Air Rest Camp Authors: Eileen R. McCormack and Aine C. McCormack In the early 1920s, Irving and Martha Starr, a married couple employed by the Volunteers of America (VOA) approached St. Paul businessman…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2019: “St. Paul’s Distinct Leadership Tradition: A Century of The Sterling Club”

Jeremiah E. Ellis

St. Paul’s Distinct Leadership Tradition: A Century of The Sterling Club Author: Jeremiah E. Ellis At the turn of the twentieth century, social clubs were providing opportunities for members with like interests to serve their communities and gather for recreation, social activities, and timely discussions. In 1919, a group of…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2019: “Where the Grass is Always Green: The Founding of Midland Hills a Century Ago”

John Hamburger

Where the Grass is Always Green: The Founding of Midland Hills a Century Ago Author: John Hamburger Golf was growing in popularity in 1915 when a group of University of Minnesota professors built a nine-hole golf course on the edge of the Farm Campus. Four years later, the…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2019: “The Tazewell: 100 Years in the Life of a St. Paul Apartment”

Aine C. McCormack and Eileen R. McCormack

The Tazewell: 100 Years in the Life of a St. Paul Apartment Authors: Aine C. McCormack and Eileen R. McCormack If the walls of a century-old apartment building could talk, what stories might they tell about those who once resided there? Eileen and Aine McCormack, a mother/daughter…

Metropolitan Dreams: The Scandalous Rise and Stunning Fall of a Minneapolis Masterpiece

Reviewer: Alan K. Lathrop

Metropolitan Dreams: The Scandalous Rise and Stunning Fall of a Minneapolis Masterpiece Author: Larry Millett Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018 248 pages; hardcover/cloth jacket; 140 b&w photos; $29.95 Larry Millett, author of Metropolitan Dreams: The Scandalous Rise and Stunning Fall of a Minneapolis Masterpiece, has done an…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2018: “How St. Paul’s Federal Courts Building and Post Office Became Today’s Landmark Center”

Bob Roscoe

How St. Paul’s Federal Courts Building and Post Office Became Today’s Landmark Center Author: Bob Roscoe In 1969, demolition of St. Paul’s Federal Courts Building and Post Office, a Richardson Romanesque Chateauesque-style public building that the federal government had constructed between 1892 and 1901, seemed imminent. When a…