Heritage Conservation on the Greenline

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View down University Avenue, before the green line was built
View down University Avenue, before the green line was built

Historic Saint Paul in 2013 began the Heritage Conservation on the Green Line/Central Corridor Historic Properties Initiative to identify and promote redevelopment opportunities for historic properties along the Central Corridor -- University Avenue -- in Saint Paul. 

Project Goals:

  • Create unique destinations.
  • Add vibrancy to and enhance the overall character of the corridor.
  • Create collaboration among preservation and development interests.
  • Leverage economic development activity and affordable housing opportunities.
  • Promote preservation and reuse of buildings with historical, architectural, and cultural significance as effective components of community development, identity, and place-making.

Historic Saint Paul continues to work with various partners, including Neighborhood Development Center, Frogtown Neighborhood Association, and Victoria Theater Arts Center, on a number of University Avenue preservation projects (see featured projects).

HSP’s Heritage Conservation on the Green Line project has been funded by grants from the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative and from and the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund created by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment and administered by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society.

  • 117 University Avenue, Ford Motor Co. Building, ca.1935
    117 University Avenue, Ford Motor Co. Building, ca.1935
  • KSTP Hubbard Broadcasting being built in 1948.jpg
    KSTP Hubbard Broadcasting being built in 1948.jpg
  • 1222 University Avenue as Snyder's Drug Stores, general office, 1952
    1222 University Avenue as Snyder's Drug Stores, general office, 1952
  • 908-10 University Avenue, Brioschi-Minuti 1925-26
    908-10 University Avenue, Brioschi-Minuti 1925-26
  • 2211 University Avenue as National Bushing Parts Company, 1951
    2211 University Avenue as National Bushing Parts Company, 1951
  • 2441 University Avenue, present day
    2441 University Avenue, present day