Saint Paul Historic River City

by Lee and Rose Hallgren | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

St. Paul should fund a comprehensive guide that would draw visitors and residents to the many historical, scientific, architectural and scenic vistas. For those of us who have lived our lives in St. Paul, it's a treasure that's surprisingly exciting and varied, but not wildly known. We're a melting pot of different ethnic cultures that have helped shape our city. A comprehensive study should be done to include all of the cultural sites that are unique to St. Paul. The goal would be to identify sites and assist the existing organizations with marketing, staffing, funding and cross promotion. Some are large organizations with significant buildings and staff and others are not.
The following is a list of potential sites to get started: Shubert club Music Museum, The Wood Turners Museum, Minnesota Museum of Art, Science Museum of Minnesota, Jackson street Roundhouse, Model Train exhibit at Bandana Square, Steam Locomotive at Bandanna Square, Ramsey County Historical Society, Minnesota History Center, Sibley House, Rice Sculpture park on Marion Street, Red River Ox Cart site, Shadow and Hidden Falls, Mississippi River & trail, Ford Dam overlook and water turbine. HWY 61 overlooking downtown St. Paul, Indian Mounds Park, Como Conservatory and Zoo, Children’s Museum, Vento Nature Center, State Capitol, Korean War Memorial, Viet Nam Memorial, Police Officers Memorial, Brick Yard Scientific area in Lilydale, the Cathedral and other prominent churches, The Governor’s Mansion, Summit Avenue, Hill House, Architectural, Fitzgerald house and other historical and prominent schools and homes, past and present ethnic neighborhoods, ethnic neighborhoods sports, past and present historical business sites. I'm not suggesting a brochure. Use modern media and look for the unusual that might be mundane to some because they've known about it for a long time.Our city of St. Paul can take on a new image through a collage of many people’s views of this beloved city.

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Saint Paul Historic River City

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

St. Paul should fund a comprehensive guide that would draw visitors and residents to the many historical, scientific, architectural and scenic vistas. For those of us who have lived our lives in St. Paul, it's a treasure that's surprisingly exciting and varied, but not wildly known. We're a melting pot of different ethnic cultures that have helped shape our city. A comprehensive study should be done to include all of the cultural sites that are unique to St. Paul. The goal would be to identify sites and assist the existing organizations with marketing, staffing, funding and cross promotion. Some are large organizations with significant buildings and staff and others are not.
The following is a list of potential sites to get started: Shubert club Music Museum, The Wood Turners Museum, Minnesota Museum of Art, Science Museum of Minnesota, Jackson street Roundhouse, Model Train exhibit at Bandana Square, Steam Locomotive at Bandanna Square, Ramsey County Historical Society, Minnesota History Center, Sibley House, Rice Sculpture park on Marion Street, Red River Ox Cart site, Shadow and Hidden Falls, Mississippi River & trail, Ford Dam overlook and water turbine. HWY 61 overlooking downtown St. Paul, Indian Mounds Park, Como Conservatory and Zoo, Children’s Museum, Vento Nature Center, State Capitol, Korean War Memorial, Viet Nam Memorial, Police Officers Memorial, Brick Yard Scientific area in Lilydale, the Cathedral and other prominent churches, The Governor’s Mansion, Summit Avenue, Hill House, Architectural, Fitzgerald house and other historical and prominent schools and homes, past and present ethnic neighborhoods, ethnic neighborhoods sports, past and present historical business sites. I'm not suggesting a brochure. Use modern media and look for the unusual that might be mundane to some because they've known about it for a long time.Our city of St. Paul can take on a new image through a collage of many people’s views of this beloved city.

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

There are currently, visitor guides to Saint Paul but they are rather limited. For the most part these guides only list stores, restaurants, and maybe a few cultural activities, but are still limited.my visitor guide would include more unknown cultural spots, such as the Woodturners Museum, Shadow Falls, and other hidden gems. These lesser known cultural activities are unique and special to Saint Paul.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

If more people knew about the superfluous cultural attractions Saint Paul has to offer, more people would be willing to make the journey over to Saint Paul. This idea really focuses on what Saint Paul has to offer, and hopefully limits any conversation around what is missing in Saint Paul. People like to compare Saint Paul to Minneapolis, but they loose focus,Saint Paul has a lot to offer the community, and this guide would help introduce folks to attractions that are right across the river or even in their own backyard.

Having more people become aware of all that Saint Paul has to offer, will attract, people, business, and most importantly it will build affection for the city.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It would inspire people to think more creatively about their own community. Perhaps, acting as a prototype for other communities, although that is not the main purpose of the project. The main purpose is to highlight what Saint Paul has to offer. With a little care and promotion we can really show off.

The project could use students and interns to help accomplish this project. And sustaining the project will be all the various organizations who come together to make the project happen.

bhjhgj hgjjg said: This historic river has something to do with how people works fine in the entire city. - Integrity Spas about this Competition Entry. - 2576 days ago read more >

Lee and Rose Hallgren submitted this idea. - 2797 days ago