That was Minneapolis in the good old days! Safe, clean fun for mom and son. The folks came downtown to shop and stroll. After church, a young man could take his mom to the movies. Gosh! Minneapolis sure was a swell town!
I wonder how many hours of my life I have spent on this corner waiting to cross the street. At least I don’t have to look at the old billboard in the photo above. I wonder what it said? It seems to me that the Chipotle was an Embers Restaurant just a moment ago. [...]
By the dawn’s early light, it’s the old Belmont Apartment Building at 1000 West Franklin in Minneapolis. The building was built in 1919 and has provided a happy home for lucky, Lowry Hill bourgeois and bohemians ever since.
hroughout the 20th century, Uptown was primarily a family area centered on nearby West High School at Hennepin and 28th Street West. Modest housing along Lowry Hill met the mansions of Kenwood to the west and around the lakes. Hennepin Avenue flourished as a commercial corridor and important streetcar route from downtown toward the [...]