631 N. Albert Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Woodrow Wilson High School

Address: 631 Albert Street N
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1924
Primary Style: Gothic
Additions: Windows altered. New doors.
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: School
Current Function: School
Architect or source of design: City architect
Builder: Swenson and Hokanson
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Material of Roof: None Listed
Material of Foundation: None Listed
Building Permit Number: 8652

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey County

631 N. Albert Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.9606733° N, 93.159388° WLatitude: 44°57′38.424″N
Longitude: 93°9′33.797″W

The information provided here is from the 1983 Ramsey County Historical Society and Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Historic Sites Survey:

Date of site visit 1/15/1982 Fieldworker: G. Whitney

The fenestration is "rectangular 9/1," with a "flat" roof style. The building is built with a "brick stretcher bond wall covering."

Significant details: "Symmetrical facade with windows arranged in horizontal bands, ornate centrally located entrance bay with projecting Gothic-inspired detailing such as crenelation, simulated quoins, stone shields, and Tudor arched entrance. Similar detailing at outer entrance bays."

Significant site and landscape features: "Playground area"

Legal description: "Lot 1-30, Block 12, Syndicate #5"

Historical background: "This school cost $355,000 to build."

Level of significance: "Local"

Statement of significance: "A pleasing symmetrical design with unusual formal cast concrete ornamentation at entrance bays that is Gothic-inspired but has the vertical emphasis of the prevailing Art Deco Style. The school was probably designed by St. Paul's City Architect."


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