The Schoenrocks have been tending to St. Paul’s Oakland Cemetery for over half a century, ensuring that the state’s oldest public cemetery is maintained.
Natural landforms, like the Wheelock Parkway hill, create some interesting parcels. Couple that with a human-made obstacle, and it forged the type of quirky layout that makes the city more interesting.
Streets.mn asked for stories about Little Free Libraries. I chose to write about some of the libraries in a St. Paul neighborhood I’m less familiar with — the North End.
“Saint Paul by Bike” blogger Wolfie Browender leads readers to interesting neighborhoods throughout St. Paul. In Frogtown, he visits Frogtown Farms and Miss Iris, lover of plants, mosaics and other works of art.
Factories once dominated where schools now stand in the Como and North End neighborhoods of St. Paul, where cemeteries still quietly showcase the city’s history. Our author leads readers on a tour by bike.
Seeing a neighborhood via bike, with a camera, conveys a true sense of place.
June 12, 2016 Midway, Frogtown (Rondo), North End, Como Park 17.5 Miles There is a lot (an undeveloped property, not a large number of things) on the southeast corner of Lexington Parkway and Central Avenue. This rectangle of grass puzzles me for several reasons. First, it’s on a very busy part of Lexington, just […]
25.6 miles (11.86 miles to MnHS; 13.74 miles back) Macalester-Groveland, Summit-University, Frogtown, North End, Payne-Phalen After months of conversation, coordination, and anticipation I was finally on the way to the Minnesota Historical Society’s Record Center on the North End. There I’d get a tour of the little-known building used to store many of Minnesota’s surprising […]
If you ever attend a neighborhood meeting in Saint Paul (or probably any city), you’re likely to hear a lot about the perceived or actual animosity of homeowners against renters. For example, in my own neighborhood in the North End, a recent meeting drew some audible expressions of surprise when someone quoted the statistic that […]
May 24, 2014 17.9 miles Macalester-Groveland, Lexington-Hamline, Frogtown, North End I spent much of the first portion of this ride in Frogtown and on Charles Avenue specifically. (It was named for Charles Rodney Rice, a merchant and brother of developer Edmund Rice.)(1) You’ll find details of that part of the ride in “Charles, Churches and […]