The Castle Tower of Kenwood

The Kenwood neighborhood was platted for residential use in the late 1880s. recognizing the need for water pressure in the hilly residential area, the Minneapolis City Council adopted a resolution to build a steel water tank on Lowry Hill in 1910. Designed by Minneapolis City Engineer, Frederick William Cappelen, the …

Back When Minneapolis was Bigger

Minneapolis was a bigger place when these postcards came out. The population of Minnesota’s largest city has declined by almost 140,000 souls since climbing to a  peak of 521,718 in 1950. In the middle of the last century, approximately 70.0% of the metropolitan area’s population was concentrated in the city …