This desanctified church at 5th St E & Mendota in St. Paul was the site
where Hüsker Dü in 1983 hung out and worked up the tracks for
Zen Arcade double album. A remnant of those rehearsals survives in the
accidental recording described
Michael Azerrad writes in Our Band Could Be Your Life:
According to Grant, the site later became a more formal facility catering to troubled and disadvantaged young people. It's not clear how the place was being used when these photos were taken in May 2008, but it's evidently been well maintained.
Top photo was shot from across 5th Street. Window detail, stained glass still visible, at right.
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