Saint Anthony Park, Saint Paul

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Coordinates: 44°58′52.81″N 93°11′40.21″W / 44.9813361°N 93.1945028°W / 44.9813361; -93.1945028

This article is about the neighborhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota. For other places named Saint Anthony in Minnesota, see St. Anthony, Minnesota
Map of Saint Paul, including Saint Anthony Park, in 1874.

Saint Anthony Park is a neighborhood in northwest Saint Paul, Minnesota. It is adjacent to the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Campus (in Falcon Heights), bordering Southeast Minneapolis on the west, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on the east (in Falcon Heights), and the suburbs of Falcon Heights and Lauderdale to the north.

Originally set out as estates for the wealthy of Minneapolis in the late 19th century, it has become a neighborhood of people with diverse backgrounds. It is centrally located in the Twin Cities. The St. Anthony Park Branch Library, a Carnegie library built in 1917, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was expanded in 1999 with a children's wing. St. Anthony Park Elementary School and Murray Junior High School (formerly Murray High School) are the schools in the neighborhood. Saint Anthony Park was the home to three Minnesota governors (William Rainey Marshall, 1866–70; Andrew Ryan McGill, 1887–1889; and Elmer L. Andersen, 1961–63). Luther Seminary is also in St. Anthony Park.

The neighborhood's largest park, Langford Park, is named for former Saint Anthony Park resident Nathaniel P. Langford, who helped create the world's first national park, Yellowstone National Park. Other well-known former Saint Anthony Park residents include author, humorist and radio show host Garrison Keillor; Nobel Peace Prize-winning scientist Norman Borlaug;[1] Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow; children's author Carol Ryrie Brink; John F. Kennedy Chairman of Council of Economic Advisors Walter Heller; physician, poet, etymologist, and essayist Lewis Thomas; psychologist B.F. Skinner; presidential advisor Eugene Z. Young; and architect Sarah Susanka.

Saint Anthony Park hosts its own Independence Day parade, which is followed by an all-day, all-neighborhood party in Langford Park. The 9.6-acre (39,000 m2) park includes a recreation center offering hockey, baseball, basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer and tennis, and contains a playground, two tennis courts, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, and two baseball fields that are flooded in the winter to make two hockey rinks and one general skating rink.

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