Maplewood

In 1850, a group of families ventured from St. Paul along an Indian trail that is now Hazelwood Street. They were the Bells, Caseys, Conlins and Vincents. At today’s County Road C, they turned to the east and began to build their log cabins. The sound of their axes alerted the Dakota who had a hunting camp nearby and thought the land was still theirs. The Dakota asked them to leave and the newcomers quickly retraced their steps.

The settlers made repeated attempts to claim the land they had bought for two dollars per acre from the Federal government. Finally in 1853, after the Ojibwa defeated the Dakota at Battle Creek, the former allowed the pioneers to build their cabins. About this same time, southern Maplewood was first settled when Thomas Carver began farming in 1852 to the west of Carver Lake. The first organized transportation in this area was a stagecoach line that ran north along Edgerton Street and Desoto Street from St Paul to Duluth. This line was started in 1856 and the cost for a 36 hour, 156 mile trip was 10 dollars. The line remained in service until the first railroad was completed from St Paul to Duluth in 1870.

In 1877 it was reorganized as the St Paul and Duluth Railroad and in 1900 it was acquired by the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1884-86, the Wisconsin Central Railroad built a line from St Paul to Wisconsin that intersected with the St Paul and Duluth Railroad at Lake Phalen Junction. Lake Phalen Junction was changed to Gladstone in 1887 when William and Mary Dawson purchased the adjacent land, platted a town site and predicted it to “rival St Paul”. The town site was named after William Gladstone, a popular British statesman of that time. Dawson relocated his St Paul Plow Works to the northeast corner of the railroad intersection and convinced the St Paul and Duluth Railroad to build their maintenance shops in the southwest corner. For a time, Gladstone prospered and by the 1890’s, the businesses employed 1,000 workers. It had a post office, a hotel, at least two saloons, a brothel and a population of about 150. But Gladstone suffered a series of misfortunes that lead to its demise. First, a fire destroyed the Plow Works in 1892. The company rebuilt but in 1896, the major stockholder, William Dawson, filed for bankruptcy. In 1903, the plant reopened under the name Poirier Manufacturing Company but it declared bankruptcy in 1908. In 1910, the railroads changed the name of the depot to Gloster to avoid confusion with Gladstone, Michigan but locals continued to call the area Gladstone. The last straw for Gladstone’s industries was when the railroad shops closed around 1917. Gladstone became a semi-ghost town by the 1920’s with many people leaving for jobs elsewhere. The price of houses dropped and the burning of houses to collect insurance money became a regular occurrence. Trains still operated and some residents commuted to work in downtown St Paul. The depot continued in operation through the 1950’s.

Search Maplewood Homes for Sale

New Listings

Featured picture for the property 4902140
$214,900
North Saint Paul, MN
4
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Premier Realty Minnesota
Featured picture for the property 4901058
$124,900
North Saint Paul, MN
3
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Results Minnesota
Featured picture for the property 4900858
$200,000
North Saint Paul, MN
3
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Integrity RE Minnesota
Featured picture for the property 4900704
$294,900
Maplewood, MN
3
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Premier Realty Minnesota
Minnesota
The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than the owner of this site are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
© 2018, Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. All rights reserved.
By searching you agree to the End User License Agreement

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notices: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. ยง 512 (the "DMCA"), provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any content or material made available in connection with our website or services infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the content or material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices and counter-notices should be sent in writing by mail to: Michael Bisping, Director of Customer Relations at Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc., 2550 University Avenue West, Suite 259S, Saint Paul, MN 55114 or by email to mbisping@northstarmls.com.

The DMCA requires that your notice of alleged copyright infringement include the following information: (1) description of the copyrighted work that is the subject of claimed infringement; (2) description of the alleged infringing content and information sufficient to permit us to locate the content; (3) contact information for you, including your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (4) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or by the operation of any law; (5) a statement by you, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed; and (6) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Failure to include all of the above information may result in the delay of the processing of your complaint.

Today's Market Trends for Maplewood *

$251,470

0.01%

$148

0.03%

40

-0.29%

December

November

 

56

71

 

 

-0.21%

-0.18%

Chart Temporarily Unavailable
Chart Temporarily Unavailable

* All data pertains to single-family homes