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Cathedral Hill in Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

McQuillan Park

 
 
McQuillan Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, June 23, 2022
1. McQuillan Park Marker
Inscription.  A longtime resident of the Hill District, Arthur J. McQuillan (1896-1954) was widely known as the "Mayor of Selby Avenue" for the many social, political, and civic causes he supported. During the 1940s, his plumbing and heating firm, McQuillan Brothers, was the first in Saint Paul to hire and train African-American plumbers. The drinking fountain is the second donated by McQuillan Brothers since the park was dedicated in 1957. McQuillan's second cousin, novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, was born in 1896 at 481 Laurel Avenue, a half-block from here.

The Ramsey Hill neighborhood is nationally known for its distinguished mansions, comfortable Victorian homes, and unique shops and restaurants. The area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Special design restrictions protect the district's distinctive historic character.

Buildings individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places
1 David Luckert House, 480 Iglehart Avenue
2. Saint Joseph's Academy, 355 Marshall Avenue
3. Saint Paul Cathedral, Summit Avenue at Selby Avenue
4. James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue
5.
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Blair Flats, 165 Western Avenue
6. Burbank-Livingston-Griggs House, 432 Summit Avenue
7. F. Scott Fitzgerald Town House, 599 Summit Avenue

Parks in the area
A Martin Luther King Park
B Boyd Park
C McQuillan Park
D Holly Tot Lot
E Cochran Park
F Nathan Hale Park
G Summit Lookout Park

Shops and restaurants are located along Selby Avenue, from Western to Dale. Enjoy the neighborhood.

Artwork by Thomas R. Zahn & Associates

 
Erected 1992 by Ramsey Hill Association and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1954.
 
Location. 44° 56.732′ N, 93° 7.294′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. It is in Cathedral Hill. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Mackubin Street, on the right when traveling west on Laurel Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 Laurel Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F. Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Cochran Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); F. Scott Fitzgerald House
McQuillan Park Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, June 23, 2022
2. McQuillan Park Marker reverse
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The New York Life Eagle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Summit Lookout Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Joseph's Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Legends of Rondo Neighborhood (approx. half a mile away); James J. Hill / The James J. Hill House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
Marker in McQuillan Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, June 23, 2022
3. Marker in McQuillan Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2022, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 167 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2022, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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