Heritage Preservation

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Current Events & Announcements

Heritage Preservation Awards 2017!

The Heritage Preservation Commission of the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects are co-sponsoring the twenty-seventh annual Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Awards to recognize projects, individuals and organizations that enhance and celebrate Saint Paul’s cultural resources. The 2017 awards will be presented at the award ceremony in Saint Paul City Hall on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 as part of a month-long celebration during National Preservation Month in May.

To nominate a project, group, or individual for an award, complete the online nomination form here. All projects must be located in the City of Saint Paul. The property does not have to be locally designated or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Categories are not limited to one winner. Requests for paper copy nomination forms can be sent to HPAwards@stpaul.gov.

NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY 4:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 either through the electronic nomination form below or in paper copy to the Saint Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED), 25 West Fourth Street, Suite 1400, Saint Paul, MN 55102. Incomplete nominations may preclude the nomination from consideration, at the jurors’ discretion.



Celebrating 40 Years of Historic Preservation in Saint Paul!

Celebrate 40 years of the Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission (1976-2016) and learn about the history of the historic preservation in Saint Paul.

The 26th Annual Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Awards

The Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission and the Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) held the 26th Annual Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Awards Program on May 17, 2016. Watch the full awards ceremony here.

Press Release: Saint Paul Recognizes Preservation Efforts and 40th Anniversary of Heritage Preservation Commission  

HPC Annual Reports

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Context Studies

In 2001, the City of Saint Paul's Historic Resources Survey resulted in the development of six historic context studies. The context themes were chosen because they described aspects of Saint Paul's broadest patterns of development. The context studies are below: