The upper stories are residential and the lower are retail. The shop with the lights on has been vacant for years as has space to the right in the photo. One of my favorite historic buildings on West 7th street in St. Paul.
It is nice to see the Dayton’s building repurposed. I hope to be repurposed myself one day.
I spent most of last Friday in Winona Minnesota helping a college professor find temporary housing. I love Winona. I went to school there for a year. The downtown area has so many lovely antique buildings. I just had to stop and look up.
For a time there was a sign in the window that said “The Irish are coming” and the grey trim was painted red. The suite was vacant for some time before the Parlour moved in and restored the trim to its original color. Thanks. The red was pretty but it felt like vandalism.
It is iconic and always fun to photograph. I usually take this shot at dusk or in the dark but It looks OK during the day too.
The houses on Summit Avenue are large and old and so are the trees. It looks especially nice in the Fall and in the spring when the leaves are just opening up.