Old Highland in Minneapolis has schools, places of worship, eating establishments, industry and an abundance of Victorian-era residential.
The Morris Park neighborhood extends as far south as any in Minneapolis, and it is among the few that includes a portion south of the Crosstown Highway (Minnesota 62). My second walk in the neighborhood started and ended in that southernmost section, which skirts around an Air Force Reserve base on the northern edge of […]
One might think the Morris Park neighborhood is named for the park within it, Morris Park. One would be wrong. The park is a comparative newcomer, named for its proximity to the Morris Park School. Which in turn is named for the neighborhood. Which is named for its northeastern portion, the Morris Park Addition to Minneapolis. Neither […]
Weeks after I walked the eastern half of the Minnehaha neighborhood, another nice Sunday came along — this time with the added bonus of a newly opening bakery.
One can’t avoid the “Cult of Hiawatha” in the southeastern portion of Minneapolis, and so I once again found myself in a neighborhood named for one fictional Indian (Minnehaha) bounded by a highway named for another (Hiawatha), all of which was supposed to somehow make people feel better about living on the land of real […]
A glance at the map shows that Midtown Phillips is quite different west of 12th Avenue South than east of that line, where I previously walked. Instead of a dense street grid accommodating primarily small-scale residences, the western half features larger spaces holding two hospitals, a park, a school, and a major mixed-use complex of offices, […]
Walking the Eastern Midtown Phillips neighborhood reveals a diversity of cultures and an appreciation for the love of family, the appreciation of good food and the need for dignity and self-expression that all Minnesotans share.
In the early 1920s, the Mid-City Industrial Area’s first big wave of development centered on Stinson Boulevard. One hundred years later, that area has undergone a new wave of adaptive redevelopment, as I saw on a short but rich walk. This filled the core I had left out in my prior walk around the industrial area. […]
Not all of Minneapolis’s 87 neighborhoods are neighborhoods. Three are industrial areas, a distinction of official classification that doesn’t affect my determination to walk all 87 in alphabetical order but does provide some clue what to expect as I head into Mid-City Industrial Area. (The “Mid-City” part of the name is more opaque, apparently referencing […]
In a Dec 5, 2021 story, the Star Tribune poorly represented data from the Minneapolis Fed about property ownership in the twin cities area. This article shows how the data for that article were not handled in a reliable way.