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Historic Preservation

The Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) recently voted (8-1) in favor of recommending St. Andrews as a Heritage Preservation Site. HPC, along with a team led by widely-respected architectural historian Rolf Anderson, found that St. Andrew’s met four of the seven criteria to be designated a local historic site. Historic preservation experts with whom we have consulted agree that St. Andrew’s is a gem — and that a historic designation study was warranted to determine that St. Andrew’s meets the criteria for local and national historic protection.

Click here to read the Historic Preservation submission made to the St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (October 2018).

St. Paul’s Comprehensive Plan states that historic preservation is greener and more sustainable to new development. This same plan also states that the city will “prioritize the retention of designated historic resources (or those determined eligible for historic designation) over demolition when evaluating planning and development projects that require or request City action, involvement, or funding.”

Charles Hausler was the architect of St. Andrews. He was St. Paul’s first city architect and made significant contributions to the culture and development of Saint Paul. Hausler has six buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

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