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Bill Hosko
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Solitude in Irvine Park

“Solitude in Irvine Park”
Pen & Ink -1998

While visiting the Twin Cities in Minnesota there can be no better place to take a trip back in time then visiting Saint Paul’s Irvine Park neighborhood. Much of the park is surrounded by beautiful nineteenth homes. A charming gazebo, 150 year old oak trees and numerous benches surround the park’s centerpiece, a magnificent fountain.
In the background to the right is Forepaugh’s Restaurant a popular dining establishment. The noted ghost which pays an occasional visit can be seen in the third floor window. Just to right of the building in the background is the Alexander Ramsey house the home of Minnesota’s first governor. Downtown is a short walk from the park. The lone person enjoying the solitude of the park pictured is the artist.