Swede Hollow/Dayton’s Bluff

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55130

Swede Hollow/Dayton’s Bluff

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"Long before building codes and neighborhood zoning laws, Swedish immigrants first settled in what was then a marginal, flood-prone piece of land east of downtown St. Paul, in a small valley they called Svenska Dalen. For more than 100 years Swede Hollow, as it became known, was home to thousands of poor immigrant families living in essentially slum conditions—first Swedes, then Italians, and, in the last days of Swede Hollow, Mexicans— until the city condemned the area in the 1950s’ throes of urban renewal."

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Oct 2018