Midtown Tour

Other tours: Uptown | 27th and Lake

Lake Street has long played an important role as home to the city’s new immigrants, including the small businesses and cultural organizations they establish in their pursuit of the American Dream. In 1870, just over 18,000 people lived in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Anthony combined, with much of the population coming from the eastern United States and Canada. By the late 1870s, Minneapolis started to see a full-scale migration of Scandinavians to Minneapolis that would determine the pattern of urban growth of South Minneapolis.

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Want to lend a hand?

The plaques have been installed, but we’re still short of our funding goal. Basic maintenance of the plaques is free, but in under a year we’ve had to replace two posts and two plaques due to hit-and-runs and vandalism. When it comes to keeping this project alive, every penny counts.