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West 7th is both the oldest commercial corridor in the state and home to St. Paul’s entertainment district. New and long-time residents describe it as vibrant, small town, eclectic.
Small, independent businesses line West 7th Street, with an emphasis on great food. Craft breweries large and small are in West 7th, from Summit Brewing Co., to Fytenburg Brewing Company (coming soon!).
West Seventh includes some of the oldest buildings in the city as well as some of the newest. Once an important industrial district and transportation hub, it is now largely residential and commercial with many restaurants and entertainment venues. Its population has declined and evolved from the early twentieth century but remains home to a mixture of middle and working class households.
The West 7th Neighborhood stretches southwest of Downtown St. Paul, bordered by I-35E, the Mississippi River, and Eagle Street - with the additions of Kipp’s Glen and Upper Irvine Avenue beyond.
Our district is split into three areas (map below):
Area 1: The north side of St Clair St, Interstate 35E, Irvine Avenue, Kellogg Blvd, Eagle St, and the Mississippi River.
Area 2: The south side of St Clair St, Interstate 35E, to the north side of Armstrong Ave, and the Mississippi River.
Area 3: The south side of Armstrong Ave, Interstate 35E, West 7th St, Homer St, and the Mississippi River.
Take a peek into the past of the West 7th neighborhood. This interactive map allows you to directly compare the streets of 1891 to present day satellite imagery. Explore, and see the transformations 125+ years have brought to West 7th.
The Federation and the Macalester College Geography Department spent the spring of 2016 developing a self-guided tour of the West 7th neighborhood. The tour takes explorers on a circuitous journey through the streets of the neighborhood, revealing the Federation's impact on the landscape over the past 40 years.
Mark your calendar for Prospective Board Member Info Sessions on 3/9 and 3/19!