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Black and white photograph of the original St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral building in Minneapolis, 1888.

The original St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral building

The original St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral building in Minneapolis, 1888.

Color image of the exterior of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 10, 2014.

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral

Exterior of St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis. Photographed by Paul Nelson on June 10, 2014.

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, Minneapolis

St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral was completed in 1906. It is the home church of a small community of Rusyns (also called Ruthenians or Carpatho-Ruthenians) who immigrated to Minneapolis from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the late nineteenth century.

Mount Sinai Hospital and Foundation, Minneapolis

Mount Sinai Hospital in Minneapolis was among the first private hospitals in the Twin Cities to admit minority doctors on its medical staff. The Jewish community opened the hospital in 1951. By the time Mount Sinai closed in 1991, local hospitals were open to doctors of all races and religions.

Black and white photograph of Neighborhood House, St. Paul, 1924.

Neighborhood House, St. Paul

St. Paul’s Neighborhood House at 229 East Indiana Avenue, March 4, 1924.

The Jewish Roots of Neighborhood House, St. Paul

Women members of Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul founded Neighborhood House in 1897 to assist poor Russian Jewish immigrants. For its first sixty-five years, the settlement house operated in the West Side “Flats”—the neighborhood near the Mississippi River across from downtown where the immigrants first settled.

Color image of Charles Flandrau monument, 2014.

Charles Flandrau monument

Grave marker of state supreme court justice Charles Flandrau in St. Paul’s Oakland Cemetery. Photographed by Paul Nelson on April 25, 2014.

Color image of , 2014.

Child’s grave marker

The tombstone and grave of Philip Harris, buried in St. Paul’s Oakland Cemetery in 1882 at the age of eight months. Photographed by Paul Nelson on April 25, 2014.

Color image of Clasped hands marker, 2014.

Clasped hands marker

Memorial to Herman Grote in St. Paul’s Oakland Cemetery featuring a relief carving of clasped hands. Photographed by Paul Nelson on April 20, 2014.

Color image of Chinese community memorial, 2014.

Chinese community memorial

Community memorial in the Chinese section of St. Paul’s Oakland cemetery. Photographed by Paul Nelson on May 2, 2014.

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