Concordia (Old Rondo) Ave. & St. Albans Street signs - Photographer Dwight R. Scott - May 3 2009.jpg
Census: from http://www.us-census.org/image-index/mn/1850/r.htmPainting:Shooting the Rapids by Frances Ann Hopkins, 1879Map: Minnesota Territory – 1849 ; True North website: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/ghol/
Map: Saint Paul Plat Map – 1839 ; True North website: http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/ghol/
City of Saint Paul – 1874; fromMinnesota Digital Library website– Minnesota Reflections [http://reflections.mndigital.org]
Capitol Hill Magnet School with Interstate-94 in foreground - Photographer Dwight R. Scott - May 3 2009.jpg
1940 Photograph: Rondo at Arundel Streets, St. Paul. Photograph Collection ca. 1940 Location no. MR2.9 SP2.2 r65 Negative no. 20540 MHS Visual Resource Database;2009 Photograph: Concordia (Old Rondo) Ave. at Arundel looking northeast - Photographer Dwight R. Scott - May 3 2009.jpg
Food image from www.motherearthnews.com/blogs/blog.aspx?blogi...; Drinks image from www.integritea.org/?p=327; Cards image from www.theonlinepokerguy.com
President Eisenhower signs the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum Web Site Information
Images from “Highway Needs of the National Defense” – House Document Nol. 249; 1949
Image from HistoricAmericawww.historicamerica.net
Marzitelli Image: MN Highways vol. 6, No. 10, Aug/?Shepard Image: MN Historical Society Visual Resources Database, Location no. POR 20271 p1 Howard Image: Minneapolis Spokesman, 1/3/1958Massey Image: from cover of Pilgrim Baptist Church service program, July 4, 1965Lund Image: from Midway Club News, Vol. 4, No. 1, April/1937Claybourne Image: Ramsey County Bar Association Membership Directory – 1993/1994Shiely Image: St. Paul Association News, Vol. 17, No. 5 ,Sept/1952
Images from Voices of Rondoand Remember Rondo booklet, 1983
Mount Olive Mission, 304 Rondo, St. PaulPhotographer: St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press Photograph Collection 5/16/1956 Location no. MR2.9 SP5.1 r202 Negative no. 27387
Uncovering Rondo [Capitol Hill] Power Point Presentation
Tools Historians Use
Reading The Appeal
• 100 years ago, St. Paul’s African American
community read about . . .
• Back then, the jobs that African Americans
held were . . .
• What Rondo neighborhood landmarks can
Oral Histories & Photographs
I lived at
I remember my grandpa was playing the piano
one day, and my grandma [said]…, “We got to
have wood…. We’re gonna have to do what we
don’t want to do, but we’re gonna have to do it
Well, they chopped up the piano …
[for the] wood to heat the house….
So those are the tough times in the
winter time that we had….
Children of Rondo, published in 2006
Author of Days of Rondo,
published in 1990
Rondo was really run down
very, very poor
very run-down neighborhood
but very, very rich
What Makes a Place
• Oral histories show that Rondo was an
important place 70 years ago because . . .
• What stories do the photographs tell?
• What Rondo neighborhood landmarks
can you find?
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956
… There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for …
1957, $125,000,000…; the sum of $850,000,000 for …
1958; and the sum of $875,000,000 for … 1959…. The
sums authorized by this section shall be apportioned
among the several States….
Why build highways?
Public Hearing at City Hall ― December 13, 1956
Everett J. McCubrey