American Colorizing created color images from historical photos of St. Paul, Minnesota for “Custom House”, an engaging new book by James Stolpestad. “Custom House” highlights the history of early St. Paul architecture in Lowertown – where the Twin Cities had their beginning.

We waited with anticipation as the final stages of the book’s publishing came together. Author, Jim Stolpestad provided us with many pristine black & white photos filled with fine detail. They were just the kind of photos we look forward to colorizing. Color-accuracy came from hours of searching through antique postcards and paintings. The hard work paid off, and Jim Stolpestad was impressed with the realism of our colorizations. It was a fulfilling project all-around and Jim’s book is a wonderful read – even if you’re not from St. Paul, Minnesota.