Return to search

Booker T. Cafe & Tavern, 381-383 Rondo, St. Paul.

Collections items are not for sale. A photo reproduction can be purchased.

Titles Booker T. Cafe & Tavern, 381-383 Rondo, St. Paul. (Supplied Title)
Quantity 1 photoprint
Format Content Category: photographs
Format: photoprint
Colorization: black and white
Physical Support: paper
Measurements 8 x 10 inches
Creation Photographer: St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press
Subjects Saint Paul. Businesses.
Saint Paul. Businesses. Booker T. Cafe.
Saint Paul. Summit.
Places Subject: 381-383 Rondo Avenue, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Content: 06/09/1960
Holding Type Photographs
Identifiers MR2.9 SP3.1B p118 (Locator Number)
49906 (Negative Number)

User Comments

  • H Bert on November 16, 2009 01:53:28 PM
    Booker T's was a great place for ribs. It also had a few fights etc. but never allowed underage - except for food and was fairly responsible as businesses go. This appears to be a 1955 or 1956 era photo. Ober Boys Club was a block away, the athletic field across the street and another bar and pool hall just up the block to the north. Rondo was more than a neighborhood - it was home to a lot of great people.
  • Photo and Art Database Admin on November 24, 2009 10:23:17 AM
    The date for this photo was assigned by the St. Paul Pioneer Press when it was donated and will not be changed at this time.
  • Chandra Dayland on August 30, 2016 04:07:31 PM
    Chandra Dayland - The woman in the photo (My Grandmother) is Laverne Johnson who loved BBQ and lived in the neighborhood with 3 children and married to Frank Oliver Johnson Jr at that time.
  • William Johnson on July 17, 2017 12:28:57 PM
    Confirm my niece's comment, that is her grandmother. That sure looks like my/our mother LaVern Johnson. My sibling's confirm this, as this photo appears to be before my birth.

Add a comment:

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.