[Downtown, Saint Paul.]
[Highland, Saint Paul.]
|[A Villager lurks.]|
"All along the narrow cluttered streets of the river flats this spring, you'll see vacant houses. That robins egg blue house with the red and yellow window sashes-- you can pick it out from the street car window as you cross the Washington avenue bridge-- is empty now. The windows that used to look so gay with their flower plants stare at you lonesomely as you pass. Empty, too, is the snug little brown house with the wide porch and green window sashes, down where the waters edge used to be. So is the gray cabin with the sky-blue door that S. Chatwood Burton, the artist from the university, used for his studio. The salmon pink house with the green window sashes is not going to get a new coat of paint this year. There's a for sale sign on the quaint dark little grocery store, and a spirit of moving is in the air."
-Minneapolis Tribune march 1924 quoted in "The Bohemian Flats"