TWISP | This Week In Saint Paul: Monday, December 14th – Sunday, December 20th, 2015

North Pole Express Engine No. 261 at Saint Paul Union Depot © Jeff Terry

In Saint Paul, our sisters and brothers invest sweat and tears in freedoms, artistic and otherwise. Sometimes we offer a welcome hat, and other times we try our best to offer refuge against the protestations of neighbors who have forgotten how and why their great grandparents came here.

Workin’ on the Railroad— Dale Street Shops

Great Northern Railway, Dale Street Shops.Photo © Minnesota Historical Society

Driving through the intersection of Dale Street and Minnehaha Avenue, in the Frogtown district, you couldn’t help being impressed by the massive yellow-ochre brick building with the exceptionally tall glass block windows.