These Night in Minneapolis Postcards were printed in the 1920′s by the V.O. Hammon Publishing Company of Chicago. Oh Gosh, Lena! Look at all those electrical lights!
Groundbreaking for Southdale took place in 1954. 800 construction workers were used to build the two-story, 800,000 ft shopping mall. When it was completed two years later at a cost of cost twenty million dollars, the mall had 5,200 parking spaces and room for 72 tenants. Southdale was developed by the Dayton’s and their [...]
Brookdale was the second of the four “Dale” shopping malls developed by the Dayton’s. After the success of Southdale Center, Knollwood Mall and Apache Plaza, the Dayton’s Co. looked to the Brooklyn Center. The city boomed in the immediate post-war years and was seen as a prime location. A site was chosen near Highway [...]
In the early part of the 20th Century, the Oriental rug business in Minnesota was booming. Behind this huge success were the Armenians. As early as 1903, advertisements were placed in the local papers in Minneapolis to mobilize hard-working Armenian men to assist with rug repairs. Many of these early pioneers then went on [...]
It’s only a little sad that Wabasha Street just doesn’t look anything like this anymore. Can you believe it was once the bustling center of our capital city, complete with shopping, nightlife, cheap beer and a various amusements? If your looking for a reference point, The Hotel Clarendon sat on the Northeast [...]