Justus Ramsey House
Today, the Justus Ramsey House is part of the patio area of a local restaurant.
The Justus Ramsey House is one of the oldest remaining structures in St. Paul and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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