Finding historical documents related to this project is delightful. Before Liz went to school for design, she studied archaeology, so this urban form of genealogy strikes a certain kind of curiosity in her.

The Borchert Maps Library at the University of Minnesota has a wealth of resources available like this 1892 Platbook that shows the property, though, at the time it was owned by JH Gardner, a train conductor and the structure we are currently renovating had yet to be built. It's still compelling and we can't wait to find more!