Monday, October 27, 2014

West side Tienda


One of several murals on the outside wall of a tienda on the west side of St. Paul that has a large and thriving Mexican and Central American population.


Added Later:  Several people expressed surprise that St. Paul has a sizable Mexican and Spanish- speaking community.  Here is what I found re. its history:

The West Side continues to be home to third and fourth-generation Mexican immigrants, as well as 21st-century first-generation Mexican immigrants. The Neighborhood House continues to serve the needs on the residents of the lower West Side. Since the lock and dam system on the Upper Mississippi River was completed in the 1950s, flooding on the West Side flats has become a rarity, and quality housing for low- and middle-income families has been built there. Much of the activity is now geared toward preserving Mexican traditions, with programs to celebrate music, ballet, and history of the Mexican immigrants in Saint Paul. The West Side bustles each year to celebrate Cinco de MayoEl Grito, and Día de la Independencia.

Linking to Monday Murals

20 comments:

  1. Avery nice mural, you can join in the Monday Mural meme too!

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  2. Fab mural depicting a social gathering Kate, wonderful find.

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  3. Did it make you want to dance?

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  4. I can almost hear the music. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. Que es "tienda"? Love the mural. Everyone looks so happy.

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    1. Tienda is shop/store.

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  6. What a great mural. It looks like something I'd find here.

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  7. Fun times with friends!

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  8. Truly special mural!

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  9. I love this one. The style reminds me very much of the art from the decades of the '30s and '40s although I'm sure it's more modern than that. Very reminiscent of the Post Office murals I've been interested in.

    Kate, thanks for your wonderful comment and sentiments. I hope to see your fun blog more frequently now.

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  10. Great mural. I had no idea St. Paul had a large Mexican and Central American population.

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  11. A happy family or group, very very nice !

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  12. Your northern climate wouldn't seem like one that would be welcoming to people from the south!

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  13. I really like this mural, especially the colors and the authentic style of the artwork.

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  14. I like the colours. Soft and soothing.

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