This two story commercial building at Grand and Victoria has become my every other Wednesday morning destination as Cafe Latte’s Bread and Chocolate Shop. The Grand State Bank moved down a couple blocks. Their old drive-thru at 1071 Grand is still in use as a U.S. Bank branch.
The First Trinity Church of God in Christ was founded in September, 1976 by then, Minister Henry Brown. Church was held in the Whittier Community Center at 2600 Grand Avenue in Minneapolis. Back in 1978 the congregation left the fun side of the river and moved into the old St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran [...]
An intersection of two streets that appear to be named after features in the land that I just don’t see. Dale Street began appearing on maps as the western boundary of the city in 1871. Summit Avenue ends and begins at the top of a hill or bluff, but for almost all of it’s length [...]
“It is one of the architectural wonders of St. Paul’s Grand Avenue!” Built out of lime-stone blocks and old world craftsmanship, Willwerscheid’s Grand Avenue Chapel was completed in 1942.
I probably started smoking when I was about thirteen or fourteen. I didn’t look like I was any older than I was, but for some reason the guys at the gas station never asked me if I was old enough too smoke. Those were simpler times. I didn’t want my parents to know I [...]