The first picture was taken in 2016 when the City of St. Paul owned the property. They didn’t own it as an investment but bought it to keep it from being raised. The second picture was taken last week and shows how the 1850’s building looks after undergoing renovations with the help of a $600,000 public subsidy with some strings attached that the units must be used as affordable rentals for the next 15 years.
Renovations were done by private owners in a partnership with Historic St. Paul preservation group. The building was open last spring for the home tour.