276 South Exchange Street // Saint Paul, MN 55102 Forepaugh's is the former residence of Saint Paul pioneer Joseph Lybrandt Forepaugh, who built this elegant Victorian house in 1870 and was once part of Saint Paul's most exclusive residential…

- 265 South Exchange Street // Saint Paul, MN 55102 - Take a trip back in time to the 19th century and visit one of the best-preserved Victorian houses in the country; this was the home of Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's first territorial governor.…

- 516 Lexington Parkway - The Martin M. McNulty House at 516 N. Lexington Parkway, which is now a duplex, is a good example of a Prairie-style dwelling with details of a Midwestern Craftsman box-style home. It includes broad and stuccoed soffits,…

- 743 Charles Avenue - This two story house, built in 1885, didn’t attain notoriety until 1996 when artist Tyree Guyton and a cadre of helpers covered it with shoes as an art project. Many people donated shoes including then-State Representative…

This 1900 house has been through a number of renovation projects, and now sports a number of unusual angles and features that make it look like something out of a children’s book. It is covered over in stucco but some early streetscapes show it was…

- 698 Lafond Avenue - The Herman A. E. Trapp House was built in 1900. This brick house has an open front porch; what appears to be the original top gingerbread porch trim and front roofline trim remains.

- 652-658 Sherburne Avenue - This complex at 652-658 Sherburne Ave. has large porches and a rough brick block exterior that on first glance appears to be stone. There is a similar building at 683-865 Sherburne. This is a street with some very…

Frogtown, like many other Saint Paul neighborhoods, grew along with the Twin Cities streetcar system during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Commercial corridors such as University Avenue were transformed after streetcar service began in 1890.…

- 629 Kent Street - This 19th century cigar factory, with its brick and stone construction and distinctive curved front, is now a residence and artists’ studio. Of Frogtown’s remaining commercial and small industrial buildings scattered…

The block of Charles Avenue between Dale and Kent streets has one of the largest groups of original Victorian workingmen’s cottages left in Saint Paul. Old city directories show that many were homes to area railroad and railroad-related industry…

- 567 Charles Avenue - Commercial businesses not only developed at intersections but at mid-block as well, as seen at 576 Charles Avenue. Behind the two-story commercial building is a one-story concrete block and stone building that was once home…

- 567 Edmund Avenue - The Charles Buetow home at 567 Edmund Ave. is a third example of a historic brick home that remains in good condition and retains much of its original appearance. Buetow was a laborer, like many of his neighbors. His home was…

- 543 and 571 Sherburne Avenue - These two very ornate and detailed brick houses date from the mid-1880s. Note that the houses have nice details and have been well-maintained over the years. 543 Sherburne is the Anton Klobe House and 571 Sherburne…

- 534 Blair Avenue - Conversion of buildings for housing and moving of buildings to make way for new uses is not uncommon in Frogtown’s history, especially east of Dale Street. This is one of a few Saint Agnes Parish buildings that went through…

- 538 Blair Avenue - Many houses were built on narrow lots, with smaller “mother-in-law” or alley houses built in the backyards. Although a few alley houses can be found in other neighborhoods, most of Saint Paul’s are unique to Frogtown.…

- 514 Charles Aveune - This large wood frame multi-family dwelling dates from 1879. Its Victorian style and details including a tower and distinctive roofline, as well as window details, make it stand out on a block with several well-preserved…

- 481-483 Edmund Avenue - The James Tracy Double House is a 2 ½ story duplex that has kept its charming wooden gingerbread porch and other building features. It was built in 1890.

- 434-438 Lafond Avenue - This two-story red brick structure was built in 1888 and looks much the same as it did when it was built as housing, store and community space. It is now the Lafond Avenue Apartments and was converted from a mixed use to…

- 400-406 Van Buren - This 1910 concrete-block row house is believed to be the only one of its kind in Saint Paul. It was designed by John Fischer. It retains many of its Colonial Revival elements. Like many residential blocks in Frogtown, this…