Harry Sawyer House, 1878 Jefferson Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Harry Sawyer House

Address: 1878 Jefferson Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Primary Style: Bungalow/Bungaloid

Highland Park Saint Paul Ramsey

Harry Sawyer House, 1878 Jefferson Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.930669° N, 93.1797° WLatitude: 44°55′50.408″N
Longitude: 93°10′46.92″W

Underworld banker Sawyer, who supervised St. Paul's O'Connor system after the murder of Danny Hogan, hosted underworld parties in this two-story house.[1]


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The O'Connor System was created by the Chief of Police, John J. O'Connor and his brother Richard. The system allowed known criminals to live in the city as long as they obeyed the law in Saint Paul. As a result, criminals such as Machine Gun Kelly, John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson lived in Saint Paul. After the O'Connor brothers retired from politics and a series of high-profile kidnappings occurred, the system fell apart.

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