Sage Holban stands next to the "guerilla traffic" stop. Behind her is the unfinished pavement painting.

The First Time In Capitol Heights, Mount Airy and Back to the Bluff

Frogtown (Capitol Heights, Mount Airy), Payne-Phalen, East Side (Dayton’s Bluff) 27 Miles July 14, 2018 Capitol Heights There is a small section of Frogtown, immediately

The Irvine Hill Condominiums at 311 Pleasant Avenue.

A Pleasant Ride

July 22, 2017 Macalester-Groveland, Summit Hill, Downtown, Lexington-Hamline (Union Park) 16.7 miles The very unconventional home at 1523 Sargent Avenue prompted my first pause, shortly

Looking down the Walnut Street Steps you can see United Hospital and related medical buildings.

Below the Summit

October 10, 2015 12 Miles       Summit-University, Crocus Hill This ride wasn’t long in terms of mileage but it covered substantial amounts of local history and

A Blaze at the Lasher-Newell House

A devastating fire struck the historic home at 251 Dayton Avenue on October 10, 2017. Fortunately, owners Maris and Norma Purmalietis and an adult son

Boys Totem Town got its name from the totem poles carved from dead trees. This is the only totem pole I saw.

Totem Town Trek

September 7, 2015      34.5 Miles West End, Downtown, Dayton’s Bluff, Battle Creek, Highwood Hills A long ride to the eastern reaches of Saint Paul, which

Today this eight unit building is called the F. Scott Fitzgerald Row house. Fitzgerald and his parents lived in two different units during their time in Saint Paul.

Inside One of Scottie’s Places

August 26, 2015       Highland Park, Macalester-Groveland, Summit Hill 8.9 miles In his 1934 novel “Tender Is the Night,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “In any case

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