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107 W. Nassau Street
Saint Peter, MN

In the summer of 2023, we put our AARP Community Challenge grant funds into motion. All of the dreaming and planning and vision sharing came to fruition through the dedicated work of a handful of volunteers.

Our vacant lot was soon dubbed, Saint Peter Plaza and even before the tables and chairs were installed, the Plaza became a place to be. Every day that volunteers were out painting the mural, the community noticed. We were able to share about the project, about placemaking and public art.  Our excitement for this new community space was transferred to the people who have walked by the vacant lot for 25 years without a second look..


107 W. Nassau Street, former site of the Saint Peter Public Library and future community space for all things performing arts, events and entertainment!

It's situated directly across the street from Saint Peter City Hall, to the immediate south of the Saint Peter Lumber Company, one block east of Highway 169 and one block west of the Mill Pond.

Physically, the lot is a blank slate; a concrete slab with a lovely old River Birch tree, handicapped ramps and remnants of a tiled floor.

The video above depicts the last 25 years of Saint Peter Plaza, before it's transformation. The images below exemplify the shift from ugly to beautiful, from invisible to seen, and from a sad space to one of joy.

Before painting drone image 1.jpg
107 background painted-drone image.jpg
Finished mural 2.jpg
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