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Rondo Neighborhood & I-94: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Books

Interior view, Credjafawn Co-op Store, 678 Rondo, St. Paul

"Before There Was Interstate 94 … There Was Rondo," by Mary Sanders.
In Voices: A Collection of Writings and Stories for a Diverse Community, written and compiled by Mark Clark, et al.
St. Paul, Minn: St. Paul Dept. of Planning and Economic Development, 1992.
MNHS call number: F613.S3 V65 1992

Remember Rondo: Celebrating the People, Their Lives and Times, July 1, 2, 3, 1983: History of Rondo Avenue, written by David V. Taylor.
St. Paul, Minn: Rondo Avenue, Inc., 1983.
MNHS call number: F613.S93 R674 1983

The Politics of Building Urban Interstates: A Contextual Analysis of Twin Cities Cases, written by Patricia Kay Cavanaugh. 
University of Minnesota. Thesis. 2008.  
MNHS call number: HE356.5.T8 C382 2008

Remember Rondo: A Tradition of Excellence, edited by Vikki Sanders.
St. Paul, Minn: Remember Rondo Committee, 1995.
MNHS call number: F613.S9 A277 1995

Past Choices/Present Landscapes: The Impact of Urban Renewal on the Twin Cities, written by Judith A. Martin and Antony Goddard.
Minneapolis, Minn.: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, 1989. 
MNHS call number:HT177.T9 M37 1989

Remember Rondo Ave. Days, July 11-17: 10th Anniversary Commemorative.
St. Paul, Minn.: Rondo Avenue, Inc., 1993.
MNHS call number: F613.S93 R674 1993

Articles

Rondo Avenue: A Story of Change and Continuity, by David V. Taylor.
In Roots, vol. 17 (Fall 1988), p. 18-22.  
MNHS call number: Reading Room F602 .A28 v.17:1

Ghosts Along the Freeways: The Story of a Film, by Christine Craton and Tim Schwab. 
In Hennepin History, vol. 50 (Summer 1991), p. 12-17.  
MNHS call number: F612.H52 H42 v50:3

The Effects of a Freeway Displacement on Racial Housing Segregation in a Northern City, by F. James Davis
In Phylon, vol. 26 (Fall 1965), p. 209-215.  
MNHS call number: HD7304.S25 D22

Film & Video

Northern Lights & Insights: Evelyn Fairbanks.
Hennepin County Library,Minnetonka, Minn.1990.
In this film, Evelyn Fairbanks, author of Days of Rondo, reminisces about the neighborhood that was Rondo and what it was like to grow up there.
MNHS call number: Videotape 375

Rondo Ave., 1865-1966: Echo of the Past, Herald to the Future
Produced by Edward Harris Jr. and Steve Wilson
H/W Productions, 1990.  
Examines the history of the Rondo Avenue neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. Former residents are interviewed including David V. Taylor and James Griffin.
MNHS call number: Videotape 211

St. Paul's Past: River, Railroads and Rondo
Written and Produced by Brendan Henehan
St. Paul: Twin Cities Public Television, 1991.< br /> Explores the history of St. Paul, Minnesota through stories of four key places in St. Paul: Lower Landing, Merriam Park, Summit Avenue and Rondo. Later released under title: St. Paul past.
MNHS call number: Videotape 404

Maps

Rondo Map

 

 

 

St. Paul's Rondo Neighborhood, 1920-1960, by James Peter Gerlich. 
Includes descriptive indexes to historic landmarks and businesses, location map, and 6 illustrations.  
MNHS call number: Map 6F G4144.S4:2S8 2008 .G47

Researchers may also wish to consult general maps of Saint Paul before and after freeway construction. See Maps Research Guide for more information.  

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