Sunday’s Site – Minneapolis Riverfront, St. Anthony Main

In the early 1800's, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Anthony were built on either side of St. Anthony Falls, the only natural major waterfall on the Upper Mississippi River. The two cities joined together in 1872 to utilize the econmic power of the falls for milling. Mill City Museum chronicles the story of  this industry and how Minneapolis became known as the "Flour Milling Capital of the World" from about 1880 to 1930.


St. Anthony Main, which includes restaurants, movie theaters and shopping, is located along the riverfront on historic Main Street of the former city of St. Anthony, northeast of what is now downtown Minneapolis. It offers great views of the city and considers itself host to the Minneapolis Riverfront District with more than 150 acres of parks, trails, bridges, historic sites and activities.


The Pracna building next to the movie theater in the photo above was built in 1890, and is the home of the oldest restaurant on the oldest street in Minneapolis. I find it fitting to see the crane for The Phoenix condos hovering over the historic buildings, a sign of continuing development along the waterfront…new properties joining the many existing condos on both sides of the river. 


This area is host to various events throughout the year, including the ever popular Stone Arch Festival of the Arts which takes place each year on Father's Day weekend. It includes over 250 juried artist booths, music stages, and food booths. I was delighted to discover PARTnerships this year, a local non-profit organization creating partnerships between people with disabilities and the community. They had wonderful cards displaying their artistic talents…if you are on my birthday list, you may be receiving one during the coming year!


Click here to see homes currently for sale in this area along the side of the river opposite from downtown Minneapolis, sometimes called NeHe (for Northeast Hennepin). (Please be patient while the link searches for the most current listings…pass your cursor over the dots on the map for property information.)   

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