Clue #13 and possible plans for the future

Wow!  What pillars

Wow! What pillars

Now these future plans are not cast in stone.  We are just dreaming.  We are thinking about adding a room over the carriage house, and if we do it will be awesome!  It will be big, private and we will have options for breakfast  in the new room or in the house itself.  All we need to do is figure how to make it  historically correct and how to pay for it!

Keep tuned.  As the ideas come along we will post them on the blog.

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Published in: on July 29, 2009 at 2:08 am  Leave a Comment  

Clue #12 and a guest reminisces

A bird's eye view reveals a tombstone on this roof!

A bird's eye view reveals a tombstone on this roof!

One of our guests had a good time remembering her childhood days in St. Paul.  Here is a little of what she remembered about St. Paul. 

“For a few years when I was 11-13 years old, I lived with an Aunt and Uncle in St. Paul during the school year returning to my home in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin in the summer (the reason for this arrangement was to give me a better education).  Our St. Paul home was at 1941 Stanford Avenue (at Prior) across the street from Nativity Parish, and I went to the Nativity School.  My Aunt was a beauty operator in the Bremer Arcade in downtown St. Paul, and I often would take the streetcar down St. Clair Avenue to 7th and Wabasha.  Then I would walk the couple of blocks to my Aunt’s shop on (I believe) St. Peter Street.”  …”Fast forward to 1997 when our guest was  going to William Mitchell.  Here is what she said: “The superb streetcar system of the Twin Cities had been changed to a bus system in the 1950s.  And the downtown which had many small shops along Wabasha and was crowded with shoppers now was just buildings and parking for cars–no more small businesses or people.  The word “criminality” was mentioned in this happening according to the write-up in your book.  Obviously, several people benefited from the change, but not the people living in the Twin Cities.  And, now, with the gasoline problems, global warming from the CO2, etc., people are starting to think “streetcar” again.”

Cathedral Hill Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of the historic district. If you are coming to reminisce about days gone by, here is a great place to do it.

Published in: on July 25, 2009 at 8:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

State Fair in one month

Beautiful new painting on house on brick paved street

Beautiful new painting on house on brick paved street

Be sure to plan to come to Saint Paul during state fair time.  It is the last rite of summer, and a great get together.  Whether you are a fan of the animal barns and enormous boar, the midway, the creative activities or a special show, plan to be here sometime between August 27 through September 7.  Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast still has some rooms open during that time too!
Published in: on July 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

Scavenger Hunt Clue #10 and why stay in the city

Another easy one!

Another easy one!

 Why stay in the Twin Cities ?   Besides the chance to stay at Cathedral Hill B&B, there are a multitude of other pleasant things to do.  Check out Explore Minnesota to answer that question.

Published in: on July 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

Correction and Wonderful Guests

Our friends from Salisbury

Our friends from Salisbury

First of all, regarding the last post, the picture of the house was not the famous house but next door to the famous house! 

Today we take a break from the scavenger hunt in order to  pay homage to the multitude of wonderful guests we have had and continue to have at Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast.  I will, from time to time, post a picture and the place from which our guests traveled to be with us.  Today’s featured guests were with us for five nights from Salisbury, England.  We both vowed, if we ever traveled to Salisbury, that we would, the four of us of have dinner at The Haunch of Venison.

Published in: on July 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Strawberries beautiful strawberries

A famous house in the neighborhood

A famous house in the neighborhood

The clues are almost half posted.  A hint on this one. Cass Gilbert was a famous architect who designed a lot of houses around Ramsey Hill.  This one was built for his mother-in-law.

This week we went strawberry picking at Afton Apple/Strawberry patch. The guests at Cathedral Hill B&B were lucky to get brand fresh strawberries for breakfast one morning and fresh strawberry syrup on waffles another.

Published in: on July 10, 2009 at 6:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Nearby Como Park Lakeside Pavillion

Clue 8

Clue 8

If you are staying at Cathedral Hill Bed and Breakfast on July 10, 11, 16,17 or 18,  it might be a lot of fun to go the Como Park (about a ten minute drive from here) and go see The Music Man at the pavillion.  The tickets are only $10 and the outside venue is just delightful.

Published in: on July 7, 2009 at 9:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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