Thomas - Dale St Paul MN Real Estate
The Thomas Dale neighborhood, better known as Frogtown, is located northwest of downtown St. Paul and has a variety of real estate available. Where did the nickname Frogtown come from? There are a range of stories about the origin, from the rivalries between early settlers to the long-gone croaking frogs in the area. Frogtown is bordered to the north by the Burlington Northern Railroad, to the south by University Avenue, to the east by Interstate 35E and to the west by Lexington Parkway. The real estate in this neighborhood is definitely worth further investigation.
Thomas Dale St. Paul MN Information
One of St. Paul's oldest and most storied neighborhoods, Frogtown had homes constructed within its limits as early as the 1860’s by Irish, German, Scandinavian and Polish immigrants. A significant number of these immigrants were employed in the area so they constructed modest brick and wood homes in the neighborhood. Many were employed by the Jackson Street Railroad shops — they were a large employer in the area until the 1970s.
The Church of St. Agnes is arguably the most recognizable building in the neighborhood, which was constructed from 1909 to 1912. The building has a 200 foot tall dome that is truly a sight to behold.
Thomas Dale St. Paul MN Homes & Condos
Present day there are many fantastic options for both condos and homes in Frogtown. Even despite the neighborhood’s old and storied history, half of the homes here were built before 1940, there is new residential construction in a handful of areas. The Twin Cities Builders Outreach, Habitat for Humanity and other various organizations have had their hand in helping to revitalize and rehabilitate the homes in the Thomas Dale neighborhood. The most abundant architectural styles are ramblers and two-story Midwestern squares.
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