Colorized postcard, ca. 1935.

Postcard of the Conservatory

Postcard, ca. 1935.

Black and white photograph of the conservatory exterior, 1928.

Conservatory exterior

Conservatory exterior, 1928.

Black and white photograph of the sunken Garden interior, 1928.

Sunken Garden interior

Sunken Garden interior, 1928.

Black and white photograph of a flower show at the conservatory, 1927.

Flower show at the conservatory

Flower show at the conservatory, 1927.

Black and white photograph depicting construction of the conservatory, ca. 1915.

Conservatory construction

Conservatory construction, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph of construction workers in front of the conservatory, ca. 1915.

Construction workers in front of the conservatory

Construction workers in front of the conservatory, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph showing construction of the conservatory, ca. 1915.

Construction of the conservatory

Construction of the conservatory, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph of the Palm Dome interior, 1918.

Palm Dome interior

Palm Dome interior, 1918.

Black and white photograph of the Conservatory exterior, ca. 1916. Photograph by William J. Hosted.

Conservatory exterior

Conservatory exterior, ca. 1916. Photograph by William J. Hosted.

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Park Conservatory)

The conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul, which opened on November 7, 1915, is a well-maintained example of a Victorian greenhouse. While many similar “crystal palaces” have been torn down, St. Paul’s conservatory has remained a center for horticulture, recreation, and education for over a century.

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