SAP history and architecture walking tours set

By Mary Mergenthal

Building on the interest in last year’s walking tours and on the attendance at the monthly history talks at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, retired Augsburg Art and Design professor Kristin Anderson will lead neighborhood walking tours on two topics this summer.

The tours will feature the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus and south St. Anthony Park’s Hampden Park area. Both areas figured in the early development of the St. Anthony Park neighborhood in the 1880s.

Each tour will be offered three times: on Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on the following Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.

The dates for the St. Paul Campus tour are July 18, 20 and 23; and the Hampden Park area tours will be offered on August 22, 24, and 27.

Suggested donation for each tour is $10 and reservations are required. For more information and to sign up, visit or

Generous support toward audio system costs provided by St. Anthony Park’s Courtney Law Office. 

Mary Mergenthal lives in St. Anthony Park and is a former Bugle editor.

Photo: University campus buildings in St. Paul along Eckles. Photo by Kristin Anderson.

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