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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PXC_loring-park-neighborhood-organizing_Minneapolis-MN.html
The Loring Park neighborhood is home to one of the city's oldest neighborhood organizations. In 1972, neighbors banded together in a successful fight to prevent the demolition of the historic 1906 Loring Park Shelter Building. Forming the group Ci…
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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 cover…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PXA_loring-park-loring-greenway-and-housing_Minneapolis-MN.html
The Loring Park Development District was created in 1972 to plan and underwrite high density residential and commercial building through tax increment financing. Ten blocks were demolished and redeveloped in an area roughly between the south end o…
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Construction on the Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Avenue, began in 1907. It is the country's first Basilica and acts as an anchoring landmark on the north side of Loring Park. The church was planned by French architect Emmanuel Masqueray,…
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The Eagles installed on the Convention Center Plaza are artifacts removed from the 1927 era Auditorium which was located on the nearby site now occupied by the new Minneapolis Convention Center. The old Auditorium was bounded by Grant Street on th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PWL_the-womans-club-of-minneapolis_Minneapolis-MN.html
Built 1927 By Leon Eugene Arnal
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PWK_loring-park-the-devils-backbone_Minneapolis-MN.html
Surveys conducted in the early 19th Century identified several significant geological features of the area now known as the Loring Park neighborhood. One was "The Devil's Backbone," a long ridge located about one mile south of the Mississippi Rive…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PWJ_loring-park-historic-districts-and-buildings_Minneapolis-MN.html
Loring Park has 14 historically designated buildings as well as the Harmon Place Historic Auto District. Some of the designated buildings include the Minneapolis Woman's Club, the Basilica of St. Mary, the Loring Theater, the Wesley Methodist Chur…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PVR_uss-minnesota-bb22_Minneapolis-MN.html
The battleship USS MINNESOTA was the second US Navy to bear the name. She was built at Newport News, VA, and commissioned 9 March 1907. MINNESOTA sailed in late 1907 as a member of the 16 ship "Great White Fleet" on a round-the-world goodwill miss…
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The heavy cruiser USS MINNEAPOLIS was the second US Navy ship to bear the name. She was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and commissioned 19 May 1934. MINNEAPOLIS was at sea off Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked on 7 December 1941. From then, u…
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