Author Archive | Max Hailperin

Walking in Western Como

Several acquaintances, knowing that I’m walking Minneapolis’s neighborhoods, expressed confusion when I announced that Como was up next: “In Minneapolis??” Apparently the name brings St. Paul more readily to mind. St. Paul was where the name first immigrated to Minnesota, when Charles Perry in 1848 named Como Lake after Lake Como, despite the substantial differences between […]

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Western Columbia Park: Industrial Gateway to the Camden Bridge

My first, second, and third days in Columbia Park covered almost the entire neighborhood, but one small area along the river still remained, which was cut off from the rest of the neighborhood due to the St. Anthony Parkway’s Northtown bridge being in the midst of replacement. At the start of the 20th Century this area was home to […]

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Columbia Park Day 3: Shoreham and Northtown Rail Yards and Hi-View Park Area

My first and second days in Columbia Park covered nearly all of the streets east of University Avenue. Therefore, on my third day, I focused on areas further west, although not as far west as the neighborhood extends. (From St. Anthony Parkway north to 37th Avenue, the neighborhood goes all the way to the river, […]

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Southeastern Columbia Park: Golf Course, Rail Yards, Cemetery, etc.

Although this walk covered about the same number of miles of street as the previous one, it covered several times as many square miles of area. That’s because I walked the perimeters of two large, roadless areas. The northern part of this walk looped around Columbia Park itself, that is, the park (largely a golf […]

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Northeastern Columbia Park, Including Architect Avenue

The Columbia Park neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis is located at the far north of the city, butting up against the city of Columbia Heights. Indeed, the area I walked was historically considered part of Columbia Heights, even after incorporation into the city of Minneapolis. See, for example, Plate 70 within the 1914 atlas. I walked […]

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Northern Cleveland

On my first day in the Cleveland neighborhood, I had walked everything south of 35th Avenue (and alternate blocks of that avenue), so when the good (if slushy) weather unexpectedly continued, I returned the next day for the rest. As usual, my route map consists shows a main loop in blue and supplemental spurs in […]

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Southern Cleveland

The Cleveland neighborhood within north Minneapolis’s Camden community has Penn and Xerxes Avenues as its eastern and western boundaries and Lowry and Dowling Avenues (which take the place of 32nd and 38th Avenues) as its southern and northern boundaries. However, today I only walked the southern half, going as far north as 35th Avenue. In […]

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Eastern Central: Art, Religion, and Hippy Food

On Friday I walked the western part of the Central neighborhood, and on Saturday I walked the central part, so it stands to reason that on Sunday I finished off the neighborhood with its eastern part. I started and ended my walk at the intersection of East Lake Street and Park Avenue South. (The segments […]

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Central Central

Editor’s Note: Max Hailperin is walking each of Minneapolis’ 87 neighborhoods, in alphabetical order. He chronicles his adventures at  allofminneapolis.com and we’re sharing them here at streets.mn, at a pace of one or two walks per week. Having walked the western portion of the Central neighborhood on Friday, I returned on Saturday to the central portion […]

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Western Central

Editor’s Note: Max Hailperin is walking each of Minneapolis’ 87 neighborhoods, in alphabetical order. He chronicles his adventures at  allofminneapolis.com and we’re sharing them here at streets.mn, at a pace of one or two walks per week. The Central neighborhood of Minneapolis is not centrally located within the city, nor does it function as the city’s […]

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