The St. Paul Hotel had: The Gopher Grill The Spanish Room One of the early radio simulcasts was KSTP’s “Dancing in the Twin Cities” in the 1930s, broadcast from the Gopher Grill. In December 1938 the hotel engaged the black … Continue reading →
The St. Paul House in Shakopee (“since 1854”) was owned by Ben Klayman in the mid-1950s. The February 1960 Select called it “The New” St. Paul House, and presented the St. Paul House Singing Sextette with colorful presentation of Broadway … Continue reading →
Highway 8, 3 miles north of Highway 10 in the Northway Shopping Center in Lexington Village. 1968 attraction was Jack Greene, plus Les Cunningham and the Stage Hands. “Largest Country Western Music Palace in the Nation!”
805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. From the website of the Hennepin Theatre Trust, which owns the theater: The State Theatre, which seats 2,181, opened in 1921 and was then considered the most technologically advanced and elaborate theatre in the United States. … Continue reading →
Western and Como Ave., St. Paul. Site of AKA’s “Apache Dance” on May 24, 1935.
315 North Dale Street at Rondo, St. Paul. Founded in 1918, incorporated in 1919 as a private club for Black professional me to meet and network when they were not allowed in white facilities. Site of dances in 1937. In … Continue reading →
The Little Sandy Review reported on a series of shows by Grandpa Jones and his wife Ramona at this “juke-joint dance hall.” Circa August 1961.
33 Washington Ave. So. in 1953. A photo from 1953 shows Skid Row bums congregating in front of a sign that advertises Good Food and Dancing. In 1967 the Stockholm was at the corner of 3rd Ave. So. and 3rd … Continue reading →
Stub and Herb’s, at 227 SE Oak Street in Stadium Village, opened in 1939 and had entertainment in 1943. … Continue reading →
2210 Suburban Ave., St. Paul