In 1857, six months before Minnesota became a state, German stonemason George Amos built a limestone saloon near St. Paul's Upper Landing. For the next six years, the saloon served lager beer to the city's German community. Between stints…

Nestled among the bustling restaurants and bars of West Seventh Street is the city's oldest standing private residence, the Justus Ramsey House. Built in 1852, the small limestone residence now sits in the patio of Burger Moe's restaurant.…