R. F. Boyer and Company Building, 721 N. Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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R. F. Boyer and Company

Address: 721 Snelling Avenue N
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1914
Primary Style: Commercial
Historic Function: Business
Historic Function: Apartments
Other Historic Function: Apartments
Current Function: Business
Current Function: Apartments
Other Current Function: Apartments
Builder: Gust. Anderson
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
First Owner: Robert F. Boyer

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey County

R. F. Boyer and Company Building, 721 N. Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.9629072° N, 93.1671399° WLatitude: 44°57′46.466″N
Longitude: 93°10′1.704″W

The information provided here is from the 1983 Ramsey County Historical Society and Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Historic Sites Survey:

Date of site visit 2/8/1982 by Fieldworker: R. Younger

Significant details: "Simple cornice. Large rectangular fixed sash with transom and 1/1 sidelights at second story. One rounded arched window at second story. Storefront cornice."

Additions and alterations: "Storefronts altered. New second story windows."

Legal description: "North 1/2 Lot 20, Block 9, College Place West Division"

Historical background: "The original owner of this building, which was constructed for $3,500, was Robert F. Boyer, who operated R. F. Boyer and Company, grocers, in this building. Boyer lived at 1655 Capitol Avenue."

Level of Significance: "Local"

Statement of significance: "This commercial building is one of the oldest commercial blocks on this stretch of Snelling Avenue. It is basically intact above the first floor.

Sources of information: "1916 Polk's St. Paul City Directory"


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