Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood

Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood (HM1PXB)

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55403 Hennepin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 58.181', W 93° 16.541'

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The story of this place begins as an encampment for untold generations of the Dakota People. Located near the ancient trail that was later to become Hennepin Avenue, the encampment lay beside a spring fed pond, at the base of the rolling oak covering bluff that is today known as Lowry Hill. From its beginnings as a rich hunting grounds, the land around the pond was to come under the plow of New England born farmers in the 1850s.
Near-by the town of Minneapolis was springing up around the Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi River. In a few decades the town had become a booming city. With the wealth of timber, wheat, the power of a great water fall, and the sweat and toil of a great many people, a rich class arose and began to build, Queen Ann[e], Romanesque and [C]lassical [R]evival mansions on the sides of Lowry [H]ill. It was a time of inequity, but it was also a time of civic enlightenment. In 1883 city leaders made a commitment to their vision of a great city of the future when they established an independent park authority. In that same year the land around the pond became the first park in what is today a vast interconnected system. What had been for the city's pioneers a favorite fishing hole or skating pond, now became "Central Park", a romantic pleasure garden where citizens could escape the bustling city with a civilizing stroll through a lush and tidy landscape.
Much has changed since its founding. The city, which Victorian ethos sought to escape in the park's shady green spaces, came to embrace the parks edges and fill the surrounding neighborhood. The city gathered around the park as if it were a broad central square. In blocks of limestone and granite, the city's great institutions built their lofty spaces here. And instead of being a haven for just the wealthy, the neighborhood has become one of the city's most open and diverse. If you walk down the street and through the park today, you will see the rich blessings of history and of a diverse people. Along your way you may see volunteer gardeners tending today's garden landscape, and there at the center of that landscape you will see Loring Pond. If you look along the water's leafy edge you may find a snowy egret. Look into it's searching eye and you will see the mystery of the beautiful and wild place that this one was.....and is once more.
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Date Added Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 478260 N 4979619
Decimal Degrees44.96968333, -93.27568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.181', W 93° 16.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 10.86" N, 93° 16' 32.46" W
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Area Code(s)612, 651
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near E Grant St, Minneapolis MN 55403, US
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