Category: Historic Interpretive Plan

Historic Panels at Longfellow Station

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By robb, November 14, 2013 11:47 am

Hennepin County and Sherman Associates have collaborated on the design and installation of a series of historic panels at the Longfellow Station development at 38th Street and Hiawatha Avenue.

The content on the panels was developed through the historic and cultural inventory undertaken as part of the Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works project.  The historic panels provide information on the grain mills which dotted the corridor area from the early 1900’s through today. Here are a few samples of what you will find on the panels:

Ralston Purina

State Testing Mill

Minnehaha-Hiawatha Historic Interpretive Plan

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By robb, April 20, 2012 11:35 am

Hennepin County has recently hired a team of consultants to create a historic interpretive plan for the Minnehaha-Hiawatha Corridor.  The interpretive plan will identify historic themes that significantly influenced the form and function of the Longfellow neighborhood.  Emerging themes include:

  • Native-American and Early Euro-American Settlement
  • Grain Storage/Milling/Industrial History
  • Transportation and Railroad History
  • The Streetcar and Commercial and Residential Area Development
  • Snelling Avenue and the Early African-American Community
  • The Bungalow: the Minnehaha Hiawatha Corridor and Beyond

The plan will also recommend community locations that would be appropriate for interpretation of the historical themes.  Possible locations include the area near LRT stations, grain elevators, Minnehaha Avenue businesses, and public open spaces.

Some material may be designed for temporary display or rotated so frequent visitors continue to see new things.  The plan will develop a distinctive system of graphics so all interpretive materials are easily identified and connected.

This interpretive plan will build off of previous research on the historic and cultural resources of the corridor, including:

Historic Context Development and Cultural Resources Evaluation – Main Report [7 MB]
Historic Context Development and Cultural Resources Evaluation – Appendices [4 MB]
Snelling Avenue – Research on the History of the African American Community [4 MB]