The John Kaese House at 689 Conway Street is a Queen Anne style, single family residence built in 1888 categorized as contributing to the character of the Dayton’s Bluff historic district.

The home was foreclosed, became vacant, and as a Category 3 vacant property faced imminent demolition orders by the City of Saint Paul. Historic Saint Paul accepted it as a donation from the bank owner to preserve it.

We have completed rehabilitation of the four-bedroom house - with no public subsidy - and it will soon again be a good home to a Saint Paul family. Rehabilitation included all new mechanicals, bathrooms, and kitchen, and a thorough refreshing inside and out.

A tight budget allowed for repair and painting of the exterior but not restoration of the original siding and missing front porch. However the house is saved, renewed, and positioned to provide shelter for another 100-plus years.

This beautiful, historic house is now for sale for $224,900. Features include:

  • Living & dining rooms w/bamboo flooring, foyer, kitchen, one bedroom, small flex room & ¾ bath on first floor.
  • Three bedrooms, full bath, den & laundry on second floor.
  • High ceilings throughout, large light-filled rooms, newer windows & storms, two two-story bays, and refurbished double front doors, front stair banister & stained glass window.
  • 40’ x 125’ lot, parking pad off alley for 3-4 cars, sizeable back yard, good gardening potential.

For questions & info call 651.222.3049 or email


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