SAP history lectures continue Feb. 14

By Mary Mergenthal

The free, monthly St. Anthony Park history series sponsored by SAP Lutheran Church, resumes at 7 p.m., Feb. 14, at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave.

Lecture presenter is Kristin Anderson, a St. Anthony resident and art history professor at Augsburg University.

Anderson’s lecture titled, “Housing Types and Styles,” will cover the earliest houses, built in the 1880s, to the most recent additions to the neighborhood with an examination of various of styles and patterns of development.

She will also talk about apartments, residence halls and sorority/fraternity houses, along with architect designed homes scattered through the neighborhood.

After Anderson’s lecture, enjoy treats and conversation in the church’s narthex area. Feel free now to enter either via the door closest to the Zvago parking lot or the Como Avenue door.

Adam Granger, neighborhood writer, who arranged for the 2020 reprint of “St. Anthony Park: Portrait of a Community” by David A. Lanegran (originally published in 1987 and reprinted in 1990) will be present to offer books for sale.

Those unable to attend in person, can get the live zoom link from

Depending on interest, walking tours may be offered in the spring and summer in evenings or on weekends.

Looking ahead: March 14 history program will feature “Spaces for Commerce and Industry.” 

Mary Mergenthal is a longtime resident of St. Anthony Park and the former editor of the Park Bugle.

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