Thomas Lowry's Ghost
Passover Seder at Irving and Sonia Leveneson’s residence, Minneapolis (1943)
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Passover Seder at Irving and Sonia Leveneson’s residence, Minneapolis (1943)

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Steeple Jacks at Maurice Rothschild & Company. Nicollet Ave and 4th St,    Minneapolis (ca. 1925)
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Steeple Jacks at Maurice Rothschild & Company. Nicollet Ave and 4th St,    Minneapolis (ca. 1925)

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Federal Reserve Bank and Soo Line Building. 5th St. at Marquette Ave, Minneapolis (1924)
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Federal Reserve Bank and Soo Line Building. 5th St. at Marquette Ave, Minneapolis (1924)

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Advertisement for Lake Street Liquor Store, Minneapolis (ca. 1945)
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Advertisement for Lake Street Liquor Store, Minneapolis (ca. 1945)

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When Gail Wittels, 16, 5537 Woodlawn Blvd., shows up for rehearsal of Roosevelt High School Rockettes, she doesn’t put her best foot forward — she puts her game leg forward (right). Out skiing on the season’s multistratous snow, Gail suffered a spiral fracture of her right leg. Consequently, she will be on the sidelines when the dance troupe appears at the school’s talent show next Friday in the school auditorium. She also will miss the spring fashion show April 5, also at the school. The fashion show will be a salute to spring, with students, parents and members of the school staff serving as models. A quartet, the “Teddy Tones,” will present song fashions. Rockettes (above, from left) are Dawn Peterson, 15, 4213 18th Av. S.; Pam Filmore, 16, 3940 17th Av. S.; Kathy Nelson, 17, 3120 Wenonah Place; Mary Keohane, 17, 5156 30th Av. S.; Lynn Scheele, 16, 4252 Nokomis Av.; Joan Johnson, 17, 5429 31st Av. S.; Kay Kwakenat, 16, 5337 Nokomis Av.; Nora Monahan, 17, 4916 Aldrich Av. S.; Diane Franzen, 17, 4104 20th Av. S.; Lani Greenfield, 17, 3916 29th Av. S.; Jacquie Spence, 15, 4933 Nokomis Av.; Mary Jo Kunz, 16, 5256 45th Av. S., and Gail cheerfully resting her weight on her good leg. [Pictured separately were Pam Anderson, 18, 3900 18th Av. S.; Karin Wakefield, 17, 4151 24th Av. S.; Frances Malmsten, 17, 4740 17th Av. S., and Jerilyn Johnson, 18, 3504 43rd Av. S.] 

(Image and text via Star Tribune’s Yesterday’s News blog)

When Gail Wittels, 16, 5537 Woodlawn Blvd., shows up for rehearsal of Roosevelt High School Rockettes, she doesn’t put her best foot forward — she puts her game leg forward (right). Out skiing on the season’s multistratous snow, Gail suffered a spiral fracture of her right leg. Consequently, she will be on the sidelines when the dance troupe appears at the school’s talent show next Friday in the school auditorium. She also will miss the spring fashion show April 5, also at the school. The fashion show will be a salute to spring, with students, parents and members of the school staff serving as models. A quartet, the “Teddy Tones,” will present song fashions. Rockettes (above, from left) are Dawn Peterson, 15, 4213 18th Av. S.; Pam Filmore, 16, 3940 17th Av. S.; Kathy Nelson, 17, 3120 Wenonah Place; Mary Keohane, 17, 5156 30th Av. S.; Lynn Scheele, 16, 4252 Nokomis Av.; Joan Johnson, 17, 5429 31st Av. S.; Kay Kwakenat, 16, 5337 Nokomis Av.; Nora Monahan, 17, 4916 Aldrich Av. S.; Diane Franzen, 17, 4104 20th Av. S.; Lani Greenfield, 17, 3916 29th Av. S.; Jacquie Spence, 15, 4933 Nokomis Av.; Mary Jo Kunz, 16, 5256 45th Av. S., and Gail cheerfully resting her weight on her good leg. [Pictured separately were Pam Anderson, 18, 3900 18th Av. S.; Karin Wakefield, 17, 4151 24th Av. S.; Frances Malmsten, 17, 4740 17th Av. S., and Jerilyn Johnson, 18, 3504 43rd Av. S.] 

(Image and text via Star Tribune’s Yesterday’s News blog)

Nicollet Mall at 8th St, Minneapolis (ca 1967)
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Nicollet Mall at 8th St, Minneapolis (ca 1967)

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This watercolor from 1938 shows a proposal to elevate Lake Street as it runs along Lake Calhoun in front of the Calhoun Beach Club. If this plan had been realized, the intersection of Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard would have become a highway cloverleaf, with high speed entrance and exit ramps.
The city never moved forward on this plan. Lake Street remained a ground level and was slowed by the installation of regular traffic lights. But I’m thinking that this never-realized plan might have still influenced the development of this area. Lake Street drives like a high-speed thruway. And the stretch shown here is one of the most dangerous areas in the city for pedestrians. In recent months, a woman was killed while she was trying to cross the road.
Watercolor from the Minneapolis City Archives, City Hall.

(image and text via The Historyapolis Project)

This watercolor from 1938 shows a proposal to elevate Lake Street as it runs along Lake Calhoun in front of the Calhoun Beach Club. If this plan had been realized, the intersection of Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard would have become a highway cloverleaf, with high speed entrance and exit ramps.

The city never moved forward on this plan. Lake Street remained a ground level and was slowed by the installation of regular traffic lights. But I’m thinking that this never-realized plan might have still influenced the development of this area. Lake Street drives like a high-speed thruway. And the stretch shown here is one of the most dangerous areas in the city for pedestrians. In recent months, a woman was killed while she was trying to cross the road.

Watercolor from the Minneapolis City Archives, City Hall.

(image and text via The Historyapolis Project)

Carling Hotel and Restaurant. 2911 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis (1932)
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Carling Hotel and Restaurant. 2911 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis (1932)

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Office exercises at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, Minneapolis (1921)
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Office exercises at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, Minneapolis (1921)

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Walker Art Center. Lyndale Ave & Vineland Place, Minneapolis (ca. 1930)
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Walker Art Center. Lyndale Ave & Vineland Place, Minneapolis (ca. 1930)

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