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.

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

Swede Hollow, St. Paul

Swede Hollow, c.1910.

Swede Hollow

Nestled into a small valley between the mansions of Dayton's Bluff and St. Paul proper, Swede Hollow was a bustling community tucked away from the prying eyes of the city above. It lacked more than it offered; houses had no plumbing, electricity, or yards, and there were no roads or businesses. In spite of this, it provided a home to the poorest immigrants in St. Paul for nearly a century.

Exterior view of Wilkommen Heritage and Preservation Society of Norwood Young America

Wilkommen Heritage and Preservation Society of Norwood Young America.

Exterior view of Wilkommen Heritage and Preservation Society of Norwood Young America, 2013. Photograph by LaVonne Kroells.

Black and white photo print of a drawing of the first Minnesota state capitol, c.1853–1873.

First State Capitol of Minnesota

Black and white photo print of a drawing of the first Minnesota state capitol, c.1853–1873.

Black and white photo print of Minneapolis, c.1857.

Minneapolis from 2nd Avenue South toward Suspension Bridge

Black and white photo print of Minneapolis, c.1857.

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