Historic Saint Paul

A nonprofit organization

Your Gift This Year Means More Than Ever Before

Historic Saint Paul has come a long way since it was founded 25 years ago!

In the beginning, the American preservation movement (as a whole) was often seen as representing properties with the most prominent examples of style and purpose, the “Washington slept here” kinds of places. It’s natural for it to have started there — but HSP has been a nationwide leader in evolution beyond that. Throughout our history, we have addressed the lesser-known places, the community gathering spaces, the everyday homes, the stories of the city. It wasn't a way to make a lot of money — but it was an enormously effective way to affect both communities and the lives within them. It is hard to quantify the number of people we have served over the years, as our work ranges from commercial improvements for locally owned small businesses, affordable housing, neighborhood planning documents, historic surveys and context studies, and our website and mobile app that features sites, stories, and tours of historical interest. That said, our conservative estimate is that our reach has been well over 500,000 — with our main focus being on the businesses and residents of underserved neighborhoods in Saint Paul.

We are now in a huge period of transition, both as a city and as an organization. Places that tell peoples' stories – particularly the history of other cultural communities – are at risk of, and/or are being lost due to, a lack of awareness of their significance at any given time. 

In 2024, we are developing a Theory of Change, setting us up for new ways of better representing Saint Paul's rich and diverse histories and viewpoints. Your gift now is crucial to reaching that goal. 

Please be a part of this next chapter of Historic Saint Paul. Please give now, and help us secure our future.


celebrate heritage | renew neighborhoods | strengthen community


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Historic Saint Paul

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75 5TH St W Suite 400
St Paul, MN 55102



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