When Highway 100 was called ‘Lilac Way’

Every year when I smell the lilacs in bloom I think back to to the beginnings of Highway 100 and the stretch that was once called ‘Lilac Way’… and how...
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Alleys and their Histories

Wikipedia defines: An alley or alleyway is a narrow lane, path, or passageway, often designed for pedestrians and as a service road. . Other names include:  passageway, alleyway, path or...
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The oldest continuously occupied residential home in Minneapolis

A townhouse listing I recently showed stated that it was half of the Van Cleve House built in 1858, the oldest continuously occupied residential home in Minneapolis! If living in a...
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Excelsior… small-town lakeside living only 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis

Minnesota is known as the ‘land of lakes’ and Lake Minnetonka is the grandaddy of Twin Cities lakes, with 140 miles of meandering lakeshore. Nestled on the south shore of...
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Minnesota State Capitol 2017… grand re-opening of the people’s house

When Cass Gilbert won the commission to design the new Minnesota State Capitol in 1895 he was a well respected architect in his hometown of St. Paul. When it opened...
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University relocation? 8 nearby neighborhoods to consider

You are relocating to the Twin Cities for a position at the University of Minnesota… now to figure out where to live. If you are looking for easy University access...
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Minnesota Boy Choir at Landmark Center… two Minnesota treasures

Landmark Center is one of the most distinctive buildings in St. Paul, and its setting on Rice Park contributes to its sense of history. It started its life as the...
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Winterlights at the Purcell-Cutts House

If you drive down Lake Place by the Lake of the Isles you may not even notice that you pass by one of the most significant examples of Prairie School...
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