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Restored to the original colors

Historic building – West 7th Rocha building

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. 




Someone asked me earlier this week if I ever get tired of taking pictures in downtown St. Paul and my answer was no. This building is on the corner of 6th and Wabasha and I am guessing I could easily take 50 photographs of it and still find something new to like.  This nine story building was built in 1888 in the romanesque revival style. It now houses retail and banking.