Dayton's Bluff Driving Tour

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Neighborhood/s: Dayton's Bluff, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Tour Created by: Dayton's Bluff District Council

Dayton's Bluff Saint Paul Ramsey

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Dayton's Bluff Driving Tour
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Development of Dayton's Bluff began early in the history of Saint Paul due to its proximity to the downtown. The area is named after Lyman Dayton an early pioneer real estate developer who owned extensive properties in the area beginning in the 1850s.

Probably the most striking feature of Dayton's Bluff to a 19th century visitor was its dramatic terracing of partially wooded hills overlooking Lowertown. Landbrokers and newspaper journalists praised Dayton's Bluff as the most desirable residential location in the city.

When street cars began to run across the great granite bridge into the downtown in the late 1880s, Seventh Street became an arterial and new development began to spring up along the streetcar line. Industries locating here at the time provided a work center for many residents. Among such businesses were the Theodore Hamm Brewing Company and Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M).

Steady growth on the bluff between the 1880s and the 1920s created a diversity of styles, prices, and locations that fit the needs, tastes, and budgets of a variety of urban dwellers. During the first quarter of the 20th century the area prospered. By the 1930s, families establishing their homes in Dayton's Bluff were a moderate and middle income mixture of both blue and white collar workers. However, the great depression hit the area hard. Many people lost their jobs, local stores lost revenues, and people who owned mansions could no longer afford the upkeep and moved away.

Despite some of the changes inevitable in the urban environment over time, the heart of the neighborhood remains intact. Sometimes hidden under "home improvements," the character of its homes and storefronts remain, providing the essential building blocks of a historically and architecturally rich environment. Although much of the scenic variety has been modified, the view from the bluff remains spectacular. Because of these assets Dayton's Bluff is now experiencing a renaissance. Private investment has provided not only many renovated homes, but also enthusiastic homeowners determined to make Dayton's Bluff a premier place to live.

The following driving tour of Dayton's Bluff provides a guide to some of the area's most important sites. Each site of interest is followed by a brief description which provides architectural and/or historical information about the property.

We hope you enjoy your tour of our architectural past and join in our vision for the future.

Dayton's Bluff Driving Tour Map PDF Map 370k

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393 Bates Avenue North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 393393 Bates Avenue N
627 Greenbrier Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 627627 Greenbrier Street N
635 Greenbrier Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 635635 Greenbrier Street N
699 Wilson Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 699699 Wilson Street
700 3rd Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 700700 3rd Street E
702 3rd Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 702702 3rd Street E
723 3rd Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 723723 3rd Street E
752 East Margaret Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 752752 Margaret Street
Adolph & Anna Muench House, 653 5th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 653653 5th Street E
Andrew J. Hoban House, 762 Sixth Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 762762 6th Street E
Arthur & Elsa Koenig House, 757 6th Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota 757757 6th Street E
Darius Hevener House, 729 6th Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota 729729 6th Street E
Edward W. White House, 702 4th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 702702 4th Street E
Eichenwald Row, 393-399 Eichenwald Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 393393 Eichenwald Street
Euclid View Apartments, 234-238 Bates Avenue North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 234234 Bates Avenue N
George Pabst Grocery, 789-804 Margaret Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 789789 Margaret Street E
Gustav Muench House, 334 Mounds Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota 334334 Mounds Boulevard
Harry Blackmun Boyhood Home, 847 4th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 847847 4th Street E
Henry & Hilda Defiel House, 732 Margaret Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 723723 Margaret Street E
Holman Methodist Church, 243 Bates Avenue North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 243243 Bates Street N
John & Alvina Seeger House, 655-657 5th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 655655 5th Street E
John Allenson House, 635 Bates Avenue North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 635635 Bates Avenue N
John Doeren Cigar Factory, 699 7th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 699699 7th Street E
Julia Knauft House, 654 4th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 654654 4th Street E
Keller Row, Saint Paul, Minnesota 6th Street E
Margaret Street Police Substation, 745 Margaret Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 745745 Margaret Street E
Max Toltz House, 352 Bates Avenue North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 352352 Bates Avenue N
Michael & Rose Walter House, 770 6th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 770770 6th Street E
O.W. Schornstein Building, 707 Hudson Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 707707 Hudson Avenue
Otto & Marie Hamm Muller House, 672 North Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 672672 Greenbrier Street
Peter & Emma Classen House, 680 Greenbrier Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 680680 Greenbrier Street N
Peter & Louisa John House, 373 Maple Street North, St. Paul, Minnesota 373373 Maple Street N
Peter Tobin House, 276 Maria Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 276276 Maria Avenue
Saint Peter's Protestant Episcopal Church, 754-758 4th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 754754 4th Street E
Schoch Building, 374 Maria Avenue North, St. Paul, Minnesota 374374 Maria Avenue N
Seeger Flats, 661 5th Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota 661661 5th Street E
Stutsman Block, 721-733 7th Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota 721721 7th Street E
Swede Hollow Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 650650 Payne Avenue
Tandy Row, 668 4th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 668668 4th Street E
Warren Burger Childhood Home, 695 Conway Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 695695 Conway Street
William Honebrink House, 734 3rd Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 734734 3rd Street E
William and Marie Hamm House, 668 North Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 668668 Greenbrier Street N



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