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Evening on Selby Avenue
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Evening on Selby Avenue

Saint Paul, Minnesota - Oil on canvas - 2007

Saint Paul, founded in 1854 on the banks of the Mississippi River, is a city unique geographically - it is only here that Mississippi forms a large crescent as it flows southward. The heart of Saint Paul is surrounded by bluffs and hills, and it is because of these features that as the city grew outward, and upward, distinct and separate neighborhoods grew. The Cathedral Hill neighborhood is one of those unique places. By the late 1800’s the ‘Hill’, and nearby Summit Avenue with its great mansions, was the center of high society in Saint Paul. In 1907, construction began here on the great Cathedral of Saint Paul which would overlook downtown and the river valley. Its first mass was held in 1915. The Hill neighborhood flourished thru the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties. Mentions of it appear in the writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who for a time resided at the Commodore Hotel and on Summit Avenue. After World War II, life on Cathedral Hill changed, the neighborhood began to decline. When the Seventies arrived new life and appreciation for Cathedral Hill arrived as well and a new generation of urban pioneers who fell in love with this faded neighborhood. Hundreds of homes and many buildings have since been restored. One of the earliest restorations occurred with the Dacotah Building and its now regionally famous W.A. Frost & Co. - both featured in this painting, as are the cathedral and a glimpse of downtown’s First National Bank Building beyond. (Oil high-lights added to canvas print)

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Premium Museum Finish canvas print - Image size: 42” x 25” - Signed/Numbered edition size: 999 - $400.00

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