By the 1950s, most of the houses had been removed from Williams Hill. Those that remained were in rough shape. Courtesy MnHS

A Look Back at a Kid’s View of Williams Hill

By the 1950s, most of the houses had been removed from Williams Hill. Those that remained were in rough shape. Courtesy MnHS

Downtown Saint Paul's taller buildings peeked above the tree line and Pig’s Eye Lake. Left to right, Wells Fargo Tower, First National Bank Building, 400 Securian Center, Airye Condominiums (formerly Jackson Tower, Cray Plaza and Galtier Tower) the two buildings on the right.

Riding Across the City, Riding Across the Country

Downtown Saint Paul’s taller buildings peeked above the tree line and Pig’s Eye Lake. Left to right, Wells Fargo Tower, First National Bank Building, 400 Securian Center, Airye Condominiums (formerly Jackson Tower, Cray Plaza and Galtier Tower) the two buildings on the right.