Writer Bios


After a career at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC, Jeanne is back in her home town of St. Louis Park (Class of 1975).  She’s been researching The Park’s history for almost 18 years and there always seem to be new things to discover.  As a trustee on the Board of the St. Louis Park Historical Society she writes the Society’s Re-Echo newsletter and the Society’s web site.  She also spends a lot of time researching the history of music in the Twin Cities, which she posts on her Twin Cities Music Highlights web site.


St. Louis Park’s Milwaukee Road Depot has a rich history.
Members of the Bowen family were early St. Louis Park “settlers.”
This rare image of the Hamilton Building taken shortly after the fire was recently discovered at the Masonic Lodge in St. Louis Park.
The Hamilton Building was a vital city center before its untimely demise.
In 1981, the original Park Tavern building was demolished; the current version was built just a few blocks away on Louisiana Ave.
One of St. Louis Park’s favorite venues is also one of its oldest.
Citizens Independent Bank has a rich history in the Park.