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History Revealed: Homes vs Factories
April 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
Marc Manderscheid: Homes vs. Factories: The 95-Year Battle over the Future of the South Highland Park Neighborhood”
History Revealed Series
April 6, 2019
Saturday, 1:00 pm
St. Paul Highland Library
Free and open to all. No reservations needed.
Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.
The opening of the Ford plant in Highland Park in 1924 was only the beginning. Business leaders wanted the entire area south of St. Paul Avenue for industrial development: 700 acres above the bluff for factories and 600 acres on the Mississippi River for coal receiving by barge.
Marc Manderscheid will present “Homes vs. Factories: The 95-Year Battle over the Future of the South Highland Park Neighborhood.” He will explain how city and business leaders planned to make a great new industrial district, but multiple factors killed the industrial dream: “down zoning” and changing economics then created the current residential neighborhood.
Featured image: Aerial view of the Highland Park neighborhood, looking south. From the RCHS Collection.