Axel’s Lunch Room

Axel Anderson opened up Axel’s Lunch Room at 2217 East Lake Street in 1912. The restaurant served railway workers from the nearby Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad yard and Twin City Rapid Transit employees from the Lake Street Station across street. Axel came to America from Sweden in 1888. …

Kiss Me, Doc

Here’s a good story on a Minneapolis chiro-practor. He started his treatment on the new patient by rubbing his back. Then he turned the patient over and applied the treatment in front. The patient stood the tickling as long as he could, then with a look of content in his …

Horn Towers

Built in 1971 on land donated by Charles Horn, these 22 floor buildings contain nearly 500 units. The poured-in-place towers are grouped around a sunken courtyard and organic garden on a one-block site just south of Lake Street. In 2004 the city allocated $7,000,000 to repair the cracking and general …

The Granada on Lagoon Then and Now

The Mediterranean Revival was first introduced in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century. It became popular during the 1920s and 1930s. The style evolved from renewed interest in the Italian Renaissance architecture of palaces and seaside villas dating from the sixteenth century. The Grananda was built …