381 Rondo Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Razed)

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Booker T. Cafe and Tavern in 1960
Address: 381 Rondo Avenue
Neighborhood/s: Summit-University, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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State/province
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year razed: 1960
Historic Function: Business
Historic Function: Restaurant
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Stucco
Notes: Part of the historic Rondo Avenue community, once the heart of Saint Paul's African-American community, which was cleared for construction of the I-94 freeway.

Summit-University Saint Paul Ramsey

381 Rondo Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Razed)
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This modest one-story wood frame building was built between 1903 and 1930. In 1930, 381 Rondo was a corner grocery store owned by Samuel Vogan. From 1949 to 1960 it was the location of the Booker T. Cafe and Tavern. The building was razed in 1960 for construction of I-94.

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    • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1905 and 1927
    • Saint Paul city directory, 1930
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