Publishing Awards

St. Paul’s Distinct Leadership Tradition: A Century of The Sterling Club
Author: Jeremiah E. Ellis
Ramsey County History magazine, Volume 54, Number 2: Summer 2019

Winner of the David Gebhard Award from the the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, awarded the David Gebhard Award in April, 2022 to Jeremiah Ellis for “St. Paul’s Distinct Leadership Tradition: A Century of the Sterling Club. The judges noted, “Founded in 1919, the Sterling Club had a fine line to walk between creating a setting of radical hospitality while blending into the landscape of discrimination around them. This article tells the story of establishing a place for a community that was not welcome in many Twin Cities establishments at the time. It shines light on one of Minnesota’s lesser-known landmarks, a place that in the midst of adversity provided important cultural connections and continuity.”

For more on the article, and to download a PDF, see the Summer 2019 magazine post here.

Neighborhood Architecture – Irvine Park, Saint Paul: a coloring book
Receives the David Gebhard Award, Honorable Mention from the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, awarded the David Gebhard Award, Honorable Mention, to Neighborhood Architecture – Irvine Park, Saint Paul – A Coloring Book. The judges noted, “This book is an excellent and user-friendly contribution to the public history of Saint Paul and its built environment. It provides a summary of the history of each house arrayed around Irvine Park, as well as a nice history of the park itself. The hand-drawn illustrations of each house are inviting for both walking tours of the neighborhood and for folks who might want to color them, which adds to the book’s appeal to a range of ages. Houses are treated equally in their historical summaries, whether owned by a carpenter, like Alonzo Eaton, or by one of nineteenth-century Minnesota’s most prominent citizens, like Alexander Ramsey. The book demonstrates its seriousness by noting that evaluations of Ramsey have shifted of late, due to his role in the US-Dakota War of 1862.”

For more on Neighborhood Architecture – Irvine park, a coloring book and how to order, see https://www.rchs.com/news/irvine-park-coloring-book/