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Black and white photograph of a three story outhouse on State Street, c.1940.

Three story outhouse on State Street

Three story outhouse on State Street, c.1940.

Black and white photograph of Lafayette School, corner of Kentucky and Fenton, the only public school in the Flats, c.1921.

Lafayette School, corner of Kentucky and Fento

Lafayette School, corner of Kentucky and Fenton, the only public school in the Flats, c.1921.

Black and white photograph of a shack and outhouse, river’s edge, 1917

Shack and outhouse, river’s edge, West Side Flats

Shack and outhouse, river’s edge, 1917. Image from Aronovici, Carol. Housing Conditions in the City of Saint Paul. St. Paul: Amherst H. Wilder Charity, 1917, 24.

Black and white photograph of Lafayette School, 1917

Lafayette School

Lafayette School, 1917. Image from Aronovici, Carol. Housing Conditions in the City of Saint Paul. St. Paul: Amherst H. Wilder Charity, 1917, 80

Black and white photograph of Minnesota Macaroni factory, 114 West Fairfield c.1917.

Minnesota Macaroni factory, 114 West Fairfield

Minnesota Macaroni factory, 114 West Fairfield c.1917. Image from Aronovici, Carol. Housing Conditions in the City of Saint Paul. St. Paul: Amherst H. Wilder Charity, 1917, 46.

Color image of a 1916 plat map of that portion of the Flats not included in the previous map

1916 plat map of that portion of the Flats not included in the previous map

1916 plat map of that portion of the Flats not included in the previous map. Historian Lorraine Esterly Pierce calls the area east of the Robert Street Bridge the Lower East Side. Plat Book of Saint Paul Minn. and Suburbs. Philadelphia: G.M. Hopkins & Co., 1916.

Color image of a 1916 plat map of the Flats, except the northeast portion.

1916 plat map of the Flats, except the northeast portion

1916 plat map of the Flats, except the northeast portion. The main north-south streets were, left to right, Wabasha, Robert, and State. Plat Book of Saint Paul Minn. and Suburbs. Philadelphia: G.M. Hopkins & Co., 1916.

Color postcard view of the Flats, 1910.

Postcard view of the Flats

Postcard view of the Flats, 1910.

Black and white photograph looking north along Wabasha, the Flats, 1904.

Looking north along Wabasha, the Flats

Looking north along Wabasha, the Flats, 1904.

Black and white photograph of the West Side Flats and Wabasha Bridge, 1904.

West Side Flats and Wabasha Bridge

West Side Flats and Wabasha Bridge, 1904.

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