Over the course of their long relationship with the Depot, the Red Caps brought a sense of professionalism, commitment and dedication to those traveling the railroads, which enhanced the reputation the Depot enjoyed. These men were truly St. Paul's great ambassadors who made all travelers feel welcomed, answered questions, offered suggestions and tips on what to see or do while in town, and of course saw that baggage was checked in or retrieved.
"The Red Cap Room" is a vivid reminder of the rich association and unique role the Red Caps played in the Depot's history," said Rondo Festival co-founder Marvin Roger Anderson. "Many of these men lived in the old Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul, and we would like to honor them as role models within the community and beyond." Timothy A. Mayasich, RCRRA'S director has said that, "Red Cap Room will be our premiere site for community events, for dinners, galas as well as private functions."