RAMSEY HILL ASSOCIATION
Ramsey Hill Association is a membership organization with a mission of creating a healthy, safe, and connected neighborhood. The RHA began in the early seventies when a group of dedicated leaders organized the association to help rebuild and strengthen the neighborhood; they did this by bringing people together to discuss improvements, including housing, parks, and safety.
Fast forward fifty years and we continue with the same intentions. We have a lively social calendar filled with both small and large events. Meaningful relationships have been established with local officials to keep our neighborhoods alert, connected, and safe. The RHA also supports local community organizations through our Grant Partnership Program.
Historically, the Ramsey Hill neighborhood began to build off Summit Avenue which was a fashionable promenade settled by the state’s top industrialists. They escaped up the bluff to an area of higher social status from the bustle of downtown neighborhoods. The business corridor with a street car line (after 1890) ran along Selby Avenue.
The Hill Districts attracted an array of architects from the east coast and several immigrant craftsmen from England and Germany whom contributed to the vastly different architectural styles seen throughout the area. In what was called the “Woodland Park” addition between
Western Avenue and Dale Street, Marshall Avenue (previously Nelson) south to Summit Avenue, a great mix of schools, churches, fire houses, and homes for the professional class were developed.
This map shows the approximate borders of the Ramsey Hill Neighborhood, sometimes referred to as Cathedral Hill.
Additionally, it is part of the St. Paul Summit-Universty District Council and is anchored by the Selby Business District.
ST. PAUL'S HISTORIC HILL:
SALVAGING A GILDED PAST
In 2019, the Ramsey Hill Association partnered with TPT and the Minnesota Historical Society to create a documentary, ST. PAUL'S HISTORIC HILL: SALVAGING A GILDED PAST, focused on the history and the saving of the neighborhood.
Ramsey Hill Association is committed to complete transparency with its financial information. Click the images below to read our most current tax filing
You can also read our current financial statements through our GuideStar listing.
Guidestar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Ramsey Hill Association currently has a GOLD rating on Guidestar. Guidestar uses its rating system to advance transparency, help donors make better decisions and encourage charitable giving.