Uppertown, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Uppertown, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States

Saint Paul Ramsey County

Uppertown was the early settlement of St. Paul which grew around the Upper Landing for the steamboats and other river traffic at the foot of Eagle/Chestnut Street. Businesses and homes sprung up along the Mississippi River and bluff. The eastern (downtown) boundary was the hill at today's Wabasha Street. The western area included many residential and commercial buildings along Fort Street (Fort Road/West Seventh), the trail leading to Fort Snelling. Aside from street patterns, very little remains of the pre-1880s Uppertown business buildings in today's St. Paul.

Even "Seven Corners" intersection at Kellogg and Fort Road has been greatly modified in modern times. However, the residential neighborhood, beginning with pre-Civil War homes is largely intact and cared for by a active community seeking designation as the Uppertown Historic District. Early arrivals to the area lived and worked near the Upper Landing that began with John Irvine's steamboat trade in the early 1850s. A comparable, but no longer existing community developed around the Lowertown river landing downstream at Jackson Street and Shepard Road. That area is now residential and commercial space in warehouse and office buildings.

The large older homes built around Irvine Park just above the original Upper Landing underwent restoration in the 1970s. A strong neighborhood association has protected the area through designation as a National Historic District.

Little Sisters of the Poor Home, on its site at Exchange and Wilkin since 1855, separates the mansions of the Irvine Park district from the rest of Uppertown that extends west. A mixture of large and small homes reflect the diversity of the early city.


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Buildings in Uppertown, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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178 Goodrich Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 178178 Goodrich Avenue
89-97 Leech Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota Leech Street
Andrew Schultz House, 298 Banfil Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 298298 Banfil Street
Anthony Waldman House, 445 Smith Avenue North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 445445 Smith Avenue N
Avery Ward Adams House, 454 Smith Avenue North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 454454 Smith Avenue N
Eaton-Myler House, 53 Irvine Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 5353 Irvine Park
Forepaugh-Hammond House, 276 South Exchange Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 276276 Exchange Street S
Horn House, 50 Irvine Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 5050 Irvine Park
John McDonald House, 56 Irvine Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 5656 Irvine Park
Justus Ohage House, 59 Irvine Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 5959 Irvine Park
Murray - Lanpher House, 35 Irvine Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 3535 Irvine Park
Panama Flats, 226 - 234 S. Exchange Street, Saint Paul,Minnesota 226226 Exchange Street S
Parker-Marshall House, 30 Irvine Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota 3030 Irvine Park
Patrick and Fannie O'Brien House, 194 McBoal Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 194194 McBoal Street
W.L. Banning residence, 75 Wilkin Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 7575 Wilkin Street
Wright-Prendergast House, 223 Walnut Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 223223 Walnut Street

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Tours in Uppertown, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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