Many neighborhoods and communities in Saint Paul and Ramsey County have undergone radical change. Some of these, such as the Rondo neighborhood which was home to a thriving African-American community, have vanished. Ramsey County Historical Society will be posting past important articles that feature these changed neighborhoods from our magazine, Ramsey County History.
Featured image, above: The Rondo neighborhood in a black and white aerial photo, looking east from Grotto St. Back is marked: 4-10-1961 MN DOT 61-1418. Photo from the RCHS Collection.
05/04/2018: Small and Cohesive: St. Paul’s Resourceful African-American Community by Arthur C. McWatt. Published in Ramsey County History, Spring 1991, Vol. 26, #1.
PDF of A. McWatt article
05/07/2018: Lost Neighborhood: The Jews of Fourteenth Street Remembered, by Gene H. Rosenblum. Published in Ramsey County History, Spring 2007, Vol. 42, #1.
PDF of G. Rosenblum article
05/12/2018: Living La Vida en Ramsey County: A Journey through Ramsey County’s Mexican Past by Leila Renee Albert. Published in Ramsey County History, Fall 2011, Vol. 46, #3.
PDF of L. Albert article
05/15/2018: Lost Neighborhood: Borup’s Addition and the Prosperous Pioneer African Americans who Owned Homes There by David Riehle. Published in Ramsey County History, Fall 2002, Vol. 37, #3.
PDF of D. Riehle article
05/18/2018: Swamps, Farms, Boom or Bust – Como Neighborhood’s Colorful History by Patricia Murphy and Gary Phelps. Published in Ramsey County History, 1983, Vol. 19, #1.
PDF of Murphy & Phelps article
05/22/2018: Swede Hollow: Sheltered Society for Immigrants to St. Paul by Mollie Price. Published in Ramsey County History, 1982, Vol. 17, #2.
PDF of M. Price article