Then & Now: West Broadway and North 3rd St

A pair of street-level images of the same spot in North Minneapolis. The first is courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society, c. 1953. The second is the same spot taken last year, by erstwhile tumblr’r (and former podcast guest) Paul Merrill. Note the complete removal of pretty much everything. (Also, it’s worth noting that I’m not sure 3rd Street technically exists any more at this spot. Oh well. You can’t make an omelet…)







Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.