City Scenes St Paul

A growing collection of pictures taken in St. Paul. I take all of my own pictures for my blog and have accumulated hundreds of them. To see more photos like these my photo blog at I post a new image every day.

To view the photos as a slide show click on the first photo and click the “next button” on the right of the photo. Click on Photos to make them larger.

Alexander Ramsey House – Fall and Winter

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Alexander Ramsey House
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Alexander Ramsey House – For the Holidays

Make a call on Anna Ramsey, wife of the first territorial governor, at St. Paul’s Ramsey House. Guides dressed as her servants may even surprise you with a tour of the Victorian home and some fresh cookies. Enjoy a glimpse into family and servant life in the 1870s. One of the nation’s best preserved Victorian-era homes, the Ramsey House features carved walnut woodwork, marble fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and many original furnishings. Pick up Victorian-era souvenirs in the Carriage House gift shop.

Ramsey House Web Site

The Landmark Center – 75 5th St W # 404
Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Landmark Center was built in 1902 and originally served as the Federal Court House and Post office for the Upper Midwest. In the 1970s, a group of determined citizens saved the building from the wrecking ball and restored it to its previous grandeur. It was designated a National Historic Monument and reopened to the public as Landmark Center in 1978. Today, Landmark Center serves as a cultural center for music, dance, theater, exhibitions, public forums, and hosts countless special events.

The Wabasha Street Bridge

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Wabasha St. Bridge

Taken at night from raspberry island. The bridge Spans the Mississippi River on Wabasha Street in Downtown St. Paul. We have several bridges in St. Paul so that we can get from one side of the river to the other. 

The Smith Avenue HighBridge

The High Bridge
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July 4th fireworks

The photo on the right is  of the Smith Avenue bridge of “Highbridge” as it is called. The photo was taken from the river and this is the 2nd replacement bridge for the original highbridge which wads built in 1908. This one was completed in 1987.  The photo on the right is taken from the Wabasha Street bridge, and shows the Mississippi River and Shepard Road.  The picture of the fireworks was taken on July 4, 2009 from the highbridge as was the photo that is the banner on this blog. 

The Robert Street Bridge

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under Robert St. Bridge
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Neither photo really shows the bridge just parts of it. I need to take another.  The first photo was taken under the bridge and the second along side of it.

Views of Downtown St. Paul, MN

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downtown from the river bluff

These were all taken from across the river.

Some Local Landmarks

Mickey's Diner
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Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983
Mickey’s Diner was designed to resemble the railroad dining cars of the period. It is unique in that it is one of the first diners to be built in the Art Deco style. Mickey’s Dining Car was manufactured in New Jersey and shipped by rail on a flat bed to its present location.


The Grandview theater on Grand avenue. Remember the neighborhood movie theater?

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Sokol MN

Sokol Minnesota & Glockenspiel Resturant
Sokol Minnesota, at the CSPS Hall – Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota is affiliated with American Sokol, which grew out of an international movement founded in 1862 by Dr. Miroslav Tyrs. We are a social, cultural, educational and gymnastic organization. Through our many social activities and educational programs, we seek to preserve and transmit the vitality of our Czech, Slovak and immigrant heritage to future generations.

The historic Česko-Slovanský Podporujíc í Spolek (C.S.P.S.) Hall at 383 Michigan Street in Saint Paul has been our home since its construction in 1887, and the focal point for our activities in Saint Paul. It was declared a National and State Historic Site in 1977, placed on the National Register of Historic Sites, and is the longest serving Czech-Slovak cultural center in the United States.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102. It is a wonderful theater and a beautiful building.

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holiday lights Mears Park Downtown St. Paul
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Xcel Center

The Xcel center is the home of the Minnesota Wild Men’s Hockey team and it is so much more.  It is a place to fold sporting events, graduations, conventions and even the RNC.

For more photos of St. Paul please visit St. Paul Photos

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