Forty years after the The American Legion held their charter convention in Minneapolis the organization returned for their 41st national meeting. Over 50,ooo visitors and delegates came to town for the convention. Minneapolis seated 3,000 delegates. Speakers at the event included Vice President, Richard M. Nixon, Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, former President Harry S. Truman [...]
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!
Here’s a picture of the Fifth Precinct Police Station at 2917 Bryant Avenue South in 1925. Built in the late 1800s, the historic Minneapolis Fifth Precinct is now the home of FIVE Event Center. The 5th Precinct is bounded by 35W on the East, I-94 on the North and the city limits on the [...]
The first Minneapolis Auditorium opened at the corner of 11th Street and Nicollet Avenue in 1905 . It held offices for the Northwestern National Life Insurance Company company and housed a new civic music hall. The hall’s tubular pneumatic action Kimball organ was said to be the fourth largest in the world, and dubbed [...]
After half of downtown was razed in the early 1960′s, efforts were made to help Minneapolis compete with the growing suburbs for retail dollars. It was hoped that acres of surface parking created by urban renewal would appeal to shoppers, but just in case that didn’t bring them in, the city took a chance [...]