Monday, January 28, 2013


Got to spend the morning with Joe, Jack, and Mary touring historic sites in Minneapolis. We started off in Dinkytown and talked a bit about the impending residential and retail developments in the area. This house sits in the middle of several apartment complexes.

Next we travelled along Minnehaha and Hwy 55 and toured some of the developments that have been built in the last 5 years.  We also talked a little bit about the challenges that the grain silos pose - as a historic property that symbolizes Minneapolis' agrian roots.

Next, we trudged through the snow to take a look at the Stevens House and the monument to Gunnar Wennerberg.

and then travelled to visit the Longfellow sculpture. It's interesting that the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's name is all over Minneapolis, but the man never once stepped foot in Minneapolis.

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