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Black and white aerial view of the Flats, 1953, showing Robert, Wabasha, and railroad bridges and American Hoist and Derrick facilities.

Aerial view of the Flats

Aerial view of the Flats, 1953, showing Robert, Wabasha, and railroad bridges and American Hoist and Derrick facilities.

Black and white photograph of Tennessee Street during flood, 1952.

Tennessee Street during flood

Tennessee Street during flood, 1952.

Black and white aerial view of West Side during flood, 1952.

Aerial view of West Side during flood

Aerial view of West Side during flood, 1952.

Black and white photograph of students at Casa Coronado Restaurant, 154 E. Fairfield, 1947.

Students at Casa Coronado Restaurant, 154 E. Fairfield

Students at Casa Coronado Restaurant, 154 E. Fairfield, 1947.

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.

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