This vantage point is from the Chestnut Street Stairway, taken in the 1870's by John Sinclair. You can see the first bridge in the background along with a lumber mill on the Wisconsin side of the St. Croix River. In the left center, you can see the Brunswick House and the brick building to the left of the stairway. This was before the streetcars first came to Minnesota. Photo courtesy of the Washington County Historical Society and Mr. Brent Peterson, executive director, WCHS.
To view a "Time-Tunnel" photo of this same location from the 1870's to 2016, just Click or Tap the above photo.