Historic Building – Mostly vacant

Rochat block 1885

The apartments rented out but the retail space is vacant. I know that at one point there was a carriage dealer and then a horseless carriage dealer in the building.  In my own lifetime have seen many businesses come and go. A coffee shop, an antique store, and many more. 

The building is located on West 7th Street in St. Paul between Walnut and Chestnut street. Just across the street from what used to be a Dairy Queen. 

making some snow

7th palce

7th place

I just started experimenting with Photoshop a year ago. I just learned how to make it snow which will come in handy because it is hard to get good photos while standing in a snowstorm. I may have gone overboard in this shot and I need to make my snow sparkle a little more.