This view across Cedar Avenue hasn’t changed much in the last 58 years or so. After a couple coldies at the good old 400, it’s easy to imagine the view hasn’t changed at all. Northwestern Banks used logos designed after the famous weatherball on the roof of their downtown headquarters until 1983. I’m pretty [...]
Matt’s Bar took over where Nib’s left off on 35th and Cedar in 1954. Over the years , their mischievous ,outside in cheeseburger known as the “Jucy Lucy” made Powderhorn watering hole world famous. The little building on the corner of 35th and Cedar went up in 1914.
Although much of the layout has been bulldozed, paved-over or other wise altered, Seven Corners still manages to knit together Washington Avenue, 15th Avenue South, 19th Avenue South, and Cedar Avenue on the West Bank. In the late 19th century these streets began to fill up with saloons and single room housing for Swedish immigrants, [...]
Paving over trolley tracks back in the 1950′s has made our pothole problems worse. I’m sure it was the old tracks didn’t have much scrap value back then and it was much cheaper to just haul out a paver and put a layer of asphalt over them. Out of site, out of mind, except those [...]