Welsch's Saloon Building, 1199 Rice Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Welsch's Saloon Building

Address: 1199 Rice Street N
Neighborhood/s: North End, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota, Rice Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: About 1905
Year razed: 1990s
Primary Style: Commercial
Historic Function: Other
Historic Function: Saloon, Hardware Store
Current Function: Razed
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Wood
Material of Roof: Asbestos
Material of Foundation: Wood
First Owner: John Welsch Sr,

North End, Rice Street Saint Paul, Minnesota Ramsey County

John Welsch Sr. was a German immigrant from Kirkel, Rhineland Pfalz (now Saarland). John opened Welsch's Saloon in 1905 at the corner of Rice and Maryland. At one point he also owned all of the lots on either side of Rice Street between Maryland and Rose. When his children married each was given a lot with a house - right next door to his own.

Welsch's Saloon was turned into a hardware store after the Volstead act. It was re-opened in 1934 under the management of John Jr.'s older son, Wallace Welsch, and was later managed by younger son Florian.


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