Serving the neighborhoods of Frogtown, Mt. Airy, Capitol Heights, & East Midway since 1970.


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Frogtown Fresh: 452 Thomas

 

Preserve Frogtown became a reality this year!! The new Preserve Frogtown LLC purchased 452 Thomas and is rehabilitating the property for sale, hopefully to a Frogtown resident this summer. Built in 1889, 452 Thomas is an example a pattern book Victorian house and housed many different Frogtown families through the years. The Twin Cities Land Bank will purchase 573 Charles from Habitat for Humanity and hold the property while Preserve Frogtown works with the community to decide how we redevelop the historic building and to whom we market the home after rehab.

An initiative to honor and promote the cultural and architectural heritage of this resilient working class community, we hope to brand Frogtown as a special place to live and work. Preserve Frogtown will also do intensive outreach to the blocks closest to our rehabilitation projects and bring housing resources to our neighbors there.


 


Current Projects

Citywide Community Cleanup Events

 

Properly dispose of items such as furniture and construction materials and recycle items like mattresses, appliances, electronics and scrap metal! Plus, residents may donate usable household items for reuse. 

All Saint Paul residents are welcome. Volunteers needed.
 
Saturday, May 17
8 a.m.–1 p.m.

870 Pleasant Ave. (enter from Saint Clair)
Call the Summit Hill Association at 651-222-1222 for more information.
 
Saturday, May 31
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Harding High School, 1540 E. 6th St. (enter from 3rd St.)
Call the District 1 Community Council at 651-578-7600 for more information.
 
Saturday, June 21
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Washington Technology Magnet High School, 1495 Rice Street
Call the District 6 Planning Council at 651-488-4485 for more information.
 
Saturday, Sept. 20  
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
MN State Fair Grounds (NW corner of fair grounds; enter off Larpenteur Ave. west of Snelling Ave.)
Call the City of Saint Paul at 651-266-6130 for more information.
 
Saturday, Sept. 27
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Shepard Rd. (between Davern St. and Alton St., enter at Alton St.)
Call the Highland District Council at 651-695-4005 for more information.
 
Saturday, Oct. 18
8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Phalen Lake Beach House, 1400 Phalen Lake Dr.
Call the District 2 Community Council at 651-774-2220 for more information.
 

 

 

 

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Preserve Frogtown: 452 Thomas

 

Preserve Frogtown became a reality this year!! The new Preserve Frogtown LLC purchased 452 Thomas and is rehabilitating the property for sale, hopefully to a Frogtown resident this summer. Built in 1889, 452 Thomas is an example a pattern book Victorian house and housed many different Frogtown families through the years. The Twin Cities Land Bank will purchase 573 Charles from Habitat for Humanity and hold the property while Preserve Frogtown works with the community to decide how we redevelop the historic building and to whom we market the home after rehab.

An initiative to honor and promote the cultural and architectural heritage of this resilient working class community, we hope to brand Frogtown as a special place to live and work. Preserve Frogtown will also do intensive outreach to the blocks closest to our rehabilitation projects and bring housing resources to our neighbors there.

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Frogtown Beats

 

The Frogtown Beats project is a community Hip Hop project. It will be a collaborative Hip Hop Beat CD created in the diverse neighborhood of Frogtown in Saint Paul. It is home to many low-income families of color who originate from all parts of the world, including Africa, Southeast Asia and Mexico. Heavily influenced by Hip Hop music, many of Frogtown’s current generation uses it as a tool for inspiration, communication, and self-expression.

Toki Wright, BK One (Brother Ali's DJ), Medium Zach (Hip Hop Production instructor at McNally Smith, and O-D, were all involved in helping with the creation and direction of this project. With this project, the aim is to make original Hip Hop beats accessible to young aspiring artists, to market local Hip Hop producers, and create local collaborations in order to uplift Saint Paul based Hip Hop music.

The Frogtown Beats CD will have a total of 12 Hip Hop beats. Each producer can submit up to 5 total beats. Then, through a selection process, up to 2 beats maximum will be chosen from each producer to be on the project. Each producer will be given a stipend of $200 per beat for each beat chosen to be on the project and will have their names credited on the CD for their selected beats, along with contact information listed.

This project is set to be released June 28, 2014. Copies of the CD will be available at local recreation centers, including Minnehaha Recreation Center, Scheffer Recreation Center, Rondo Library and passed out throughout the neighborhoods of Frogtown.

The Frogtown Beats project is funded through Irrigate, a program of Springboard For The Arts. It is a collaborative project with the Frogtown Neighborhood Association.

The Frogtown Beats project needs your help!  If you are an aspiring Hip Hop producer who is interested in submitting your original music to this project, send it to the email below with the subject title “Frogtown Beats”. 

BEAT SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 14th, 2014

Contact Frogtown’s Artist Organizer, Vong Lee:

Email: vonglee651@yahoo.com Phone: 651-399-2068

 Also, stay updated with Frogtown Beats: http://www.frogtownmn.org