This collection of annual reports of the Board of Public Works of the City of St. Paul from 1885/86 through 1900 tells the story of the development and use of the roads, sidewalks, sewers, gas lines and electricity. This information is gathered from primary resources of the period and goes into much detail. This reliable information is presented in reports, fold out statistical data sheets, maps, black and white photographs and sketches.
The seventh report of the St. Paul Board of Park Commissioners for the year ending March 1, 1898, contains park photographs, a list of board members, inventories, and financial and narrative reports from the president, superintendent, and secretary. This report includes updates on the development of various city parks and boulevards, including information on trees planted, bicycle paths, lighting, water features, boating, concerts, a railway station, and a skating rink.