Tinted photographic postcard on paper depicting Minnesota Street in St. Paul's Central Park, c.1895.

Minnesota Street and Central Park, St. Paul

Tinted photographic postcard on paper depicting Minnesota Street in St. Paul's Central Park, c.1895.

Central Park, St. Paul

St. Paul's Central Park began in 1885 as an amenity for a new, upscale neighborhood north of the business district. As the city around it changed, so did the park; by the 1930s it had become a playground and meeting place for children and students. In 1975 it became a parking ramp.

Black and white photograph of Swede Hollow, c.1969.

Swede Hollow after being cleared out

Swede Hollow, c.1969.

Black and white photograph of the burning of Swede Hollow, St. Paul, 1956.

Burning of Swede Hollow, St. Paul

After deeming Swede Hollow an unhealthy place to live, the city evicted the remaining families and burned what structures remained, 1956. Photograph by the St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press.

Black and white lithograph print on paper of Swede Hollow, c.1936.

Lithograph of Swede Hollow, St. Paul

Black and white lithograph print on paper of Swede Hollow by Vera Andrus, c.1936.

Black and white photograph of Swede Hollow, c.1927.

View into Swede Hollow

Swede Hollow, c.1927. Photograph by Edward Albert Fairbrother.

Black and white photograph of the Swede Hollow neighborhood taken from the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad tracks, c.1910.

Swede Hollow with St. Paul and Duluth tracks in the foreground

Swede Hollow neighborhood and the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad tracks, c.1910.

Black and white photograph of Swede Hollow, St. Paul, c.1910.

Swede Hollow with Hamm's Brewery in the background

Swede Hollow, St. Paul, c.1910.

Black and white photograph of Swede Hollow with the Sixth Street Bridge in the background, c.1900.

Sixth Street Bridge, St. Paul; Swede Hollow Below Bridge

Swede Hollow with the Sixth Street Bridge in the background, c.1900.

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