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St. Paul mayor, community leaders announce initiatives to honor Rondo’s past, present and future

Deed for future community center transferred

On Wednesday, July 9, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman joined St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao, Minnesota Historical Society Director Stephen Elliott, Rondo Avenue Inc. Co-Chair Ronald C. Buford, and community leaders to announce key initiatives to honor Saint Paul’s Rondo neighborhood. Gathering at 820 Concordia Street, the future site for the Rondo Community Center, the deed for the property was officially transferred to Rondo Avenue Inc. organization. The group will work to secure funding to create a place to house historical memorabilia and create programming to commemorate African American contributions to Saint Paul. Continue Reading →

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Rondo R.I.P.


Memorial planned for final Rondo neighborhood building on November 2

Memorial services are being planned by Rondo Avenue, Inc. (RAI) for one of the last two remaining members of the original Rondo neighborhood family of buildings in St. Paul, which succumbed suddenly to the wrecking ball on Saturday, September 18. The building at 820-822 Rondo Avenue was 97 years old. It was preceded in destruction by more than 80 siblings, who developed terminal cases of eminent domain beginning in the late 1950s. The building was born on the corner of Rondo and Fisk in 1916 and served as the home of Emmett McGill’s Grocery Store until 1957. Continue Reading →

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