Saint Paul Context Studies

Historic context studies provide a framework for evaluating historic resources relative to specific themes, timeframes and locations and are useful for many types of preservation-planning activity. 

In 2001, the City of Saint Paul's Historic Resources Survey resulted in the development of six historic context studies. The context themes were chosen because they described aspects of Saint Paul's broadest patterns of development. Links those sixt context studies can be found below.

HSP partnered in 2010-11 with the City of Saint Paul’s Heritage Preservation Commission and Ramsey County Historical Society on Neighborhoods at the Edge of the Walking City, a historic context study of neighborhoods immediately adjacent to the downtown area and, in  particular, the Frogtown, Payne-Phalen, and Uppertown neighborhoods. **

And then in 2016, HSP worked with lead partner Aurora Saint Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC) to secure funding for a cultural context study of the African American community in Saint Paul. **

** These publications were made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.