34th and the Parkway Then and Now
I took this picture with my feet firmly planted in the Keewaydin Neighborhood side of 34th Avenue South. It looks like the original photo was taken from the Minnehaha side of the street, but I try and stay out of that neighborhood. Keewaydin is located on the south side of the city, from Minnehaha Parkway on the north to 54th Street East on the south, and from Cedar Avenue South on the west to 34th Avenue South on the east. Most of Lake Nokomis is within the neighborhood’s boundaries. Keewaydin, like Minnehaha and Hiawatha neighborhoods, takes its name from an Ojibwe legend mentioned in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Song of Hiawatha. “Keewaydin” is Ojibwe for “northwest wind,” or “the home wind.”
If the neighborhood names and typography are your thing one of your walls might like of Todd Pitman’s Minneapolis Typocartography. Last time I checked he was sold our, but proofs may become available for order through the Noisome Misdeeds Mercantile. I got my 22” x 35” for ywenty bucks.