"Dayton’s Bluff is the most picturesque and beautiful district of the city. Sloping back from the river bluff for nearly a mile, it commands from every point a wider and finer prospect the city and the Mississippi valley than any other portion of the city east of the Mississippi."
St. Paul Pioneer Press - January 1, 1887
Lyman Dayton was one of Saint Paul’s founding fathers and came to Saint Paul one year after Anthony Yoerg opened his brewery in 1849.
Lyman’s wife Maria Bates Dayton was a well known socialite and both ‘Bates Avenue’ and ‘Maria Avenue’ were named after her. The grand Victorian homes in Dayton’s Bluff need no introduction, and neither does the famous Schoch Building on the corner of 6th Street and Maria. 378/374 Maria is one of the neighborhood’s most cherished buildings, having been built in 1885 and restored in 2004. The architect, A.F. Gauger of Germany, designed a number of Dayton’s Bluff homes and buildings but this was his masterpiece, a brilliant Victorian structure of Brick, Limestone & galvanized iron. We have been called "the most photographic pub in the Twin Cities", and you won't find a more comfortable atmosphere in the Cities.
378 Maria Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104