At Alley A Realty, our passion for historic preservation meets the great outdoors with our work in restoring some of Ely’s most unique and historically significant downtown buildings. We’re proud to begin contributing to Ely’s rich heritage and bright future!
With years of experience in historic preservation and redevelopment, Alley A Realty repurposes properties with integrity and a goal of preserving history for the future. Whether you are a new entrepreneur looking for an inspiring locale or an established venture in search of change, joining the downtown community means you’ll be apart of an expanding business district with all of your favorite cultural amenities.
Our vision is a growing creative community full of artists, entrepreneurs, businesses and restaurants that make downtown a place where people want to be.
Located in Ely, Minnesota, we are the Sigurd F. Olson legacy organization. Founded in 1998, Listening Point Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to keep Sig’s legacy and wilderness philosophy alive in the world today.
Listening Point Foundation works to create strong connections with our community and supporters near and far. Our volunteer tour guides take visitors from Ely out in all seasons to experience the coziness of the Olson family home, the historic Writing Shack, and the wonder and beauty of Listening Point. Here in Ely, we now offer annual scholarships to the local high school and community college, and enjoy welcoming teachers and student groups to guided tours that explore Sig’s national impact on wilderness preservation in Minnesota and across North America.
P.O. Box 180
Ely, Minnesota 55731