Justus Ramsey House
Backstory and Context
Justus Ramsey was the brother of Alexander Ramsey, a Minnesota Governor and United States Secretary of War. Justus moved to St. Paul in 1849. He was the secretary of the first St. Paul Mason’s Lodge and a charter member of the St. Paul International Order of Odd Fellows’ Lodge Number 2. He later died of what was ruled a suicide.
City of St. Paul website, accessed May 4, 2017. https://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentCenter/View4/79236.pdf
Library of Congress website, accessed May 4, 2017. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mn0019/
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library website, accessed May 4, 2017. https://www.leg.state.mn.us/legdb/fulldetail?ID=14453