Explore Historic Rondo Businesses

For the past two years, Rondo Avenue Inc. has partnered with Macalester College to produce a community-driven project that brings St. Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood and students together to preserve public history.

In Spring of 2017, Dr. Rebecca Wingo taught an archives class that again partnered with Rondo Avenue Incorporated to develop a map of  businesses in the historic Rondo neighborhood. Students mined and scanned business ads from historic newspapers that served the community. With Dr. Wingo’s guidance, students selected ESRI StoryMaps Tour and Journal to organize their files and generate the map.