Historic Context for "Neighborhoods at the Edge of the Walking City"
(d) History Partnerships. $1,250,000 in 2010 and $2,750,000 in 2011 are for partnerships between and with the Minnesota Historical Society and partnering organizations to enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.
Partner Organizations: Historic St. Paul, The St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission and Ramsey County Historical Society.
Traditionally, the goal of historic properties surveys is to collect information to make determinations of National Register eligibility or local landmark designation. This ACHF project took that objective a step further.
Through their 2010 Saint Paul Survey Project, the partner organizations developed a Historic Context Report for neighborhoods immediately adjacent to the downtown area in targeted areas of the Frogtown, Payne-Phalen and Uppertown neighborhoods. The partners made this information available online, including a database of surveyed properties and PDF files of maps and reports, where it can be used for local planning efforts.
The information is providing direction about blocks and properties where preservation should be emphasized and enabling community members to make sound decisions in caring for their properties.