The Dales, 622 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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|Address:||622 Grand Avenue|
|Neighborhood/s:||Crocus Hill, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Summit Hill, Saint Paul, Minnesota|
|Saint Paul, Minnesota|
|Ramsey County, Minnesota|
|Other Current Function:||Office|
|Material of Exterior Wall Covering:||Brick|
|Material of Roof:||Rubber|
|Material of Foundation:||Concrete|
This is an old brownstone apartment building that was on the Grand Avenue street car line. The building takes up a majority of the lot with minimal space for parking behind it. There are 24 apartments, some studios and some 1 bedrooms. The lower level of the building was originally apartments then converted to office space in the 60s. Up till 1979 there was an insurance company in the lower level. Now it is occupied by Skally's Tax Service.
The 1930 city directory indicates that the William C. Behrens grocery was located at this address and that the residents of the apartment building located at this address were Fred Brown, a clerk employed by Northern States Power Company, and his wife, Mabel H. Brown (Apartment #103,) Ragna M. Otterson (Apartment #104,) Harry J. O'Connor (Apartment #105,) Ruth Turnquist (Apartment #106,) Charles E. Daniels, an insurance agent, and his wife, Nora Daniels (Apartment #107,) Mrs. Ida Ellison, the widow of Sherman J. Ellison and an employee of a circulating library, and Clarence R. Hidy (Apartment #201,) La Mae F. Hackett (Apartment #202,) John E. Manning (Apartment #203,) Allen P. McCullough (Apartment #204,) Mrs. Grace M. Stewart (Apartment #205,) Mrs. Helen M. Saliger (Apartment #206,) Raymond E. Goodemate (Apartment #207,) Edward J. Gordon (Apartment #301,) Marguerite E. Boyle, a teacher at the Roosevelt Junior High School (Apartment #304,) Helen Byron, an investigator for the Mothers Aid Department of Ramsey County (Apartment #306,) and Mrs. Louise Salyer (Apartment #307,) with Apartments #101, #102, #108, #206, #302, #303, #306, and #308 vacant. 622 Grand had a grocery store listed during 1930 and 1935. A dressmaker was located in unit 101 in 1946 and a watch repair person in the 1970s. 624 Grand had a Real Estate office, 1946; Goldas Beauty Salon, 1946; La Bonbonniere Coiffures, 1950; Franklin Life Insurance 1955-1977, Skally Tax Service 1977-present. The current owner of record of the property is JRCS Investments, LLC and the property is managed by Skally Management - Live Green Apartments (http://LiveGreenApts.com).