SAP history series looks at schools

By Mary Mergenthal

Augsburg University art history professor Kristin Anderson will continue her monthly St. Anthony Park history series with a talk on “Our Schools.”

The free lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave. The session will be also available online on Zoom.

Anderson, who grew up in St. Anthony Park and is still a resident there, will discuss the variety of educational offerings in SAP’s history, from Mrs. Weltzin’s preschool in her Chelmsford Street home to higher ed institutions like Luther Seminary and the University of Minnesota.

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.

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

When attending in person, enter the church at the Como Avenue entrance and please mask up.

Those unable to attend in person, can get the live Zoom link from If readers have received the Zoom link previously, they should not need to request it again.

Looking ahead: Feb. 14 will feature “Housing Types and Styles.” 

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

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