“Saint Paul, Minnesota”
Founded in 1841
Saint Paul: Minnesota’s capital city, emerged as a prosperous river town and starting point for the many railroads expanding into the unsettled western frontier. While outstanding modern architecture exists here, Saint Paul is best known for its older architecture: the majestic domes of the Capitol building and Cathedral of Saint Paul overlooking the city, the distinct neighborhoods rich in ambiance and architectural detail, and the downtown area where a wealth of outstanding 19th and early 20th century buildings have been preserved.
With a metro-wide population of three million, Saint Paul and Minneapolis form the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan community.