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PPL Learning Center, Minneapolis
#7583 PPL Learning Center, Minneapolis
#7583
Abandoned Storefront, Minneapolis
#7582 Abandoned Storefront, Minneapolis
#7582
Gold Medal Park, Downtown Minneapolis
#7580 Gold Medal Park, Downtown Minneapolis
#7580
The Guthrie Theater in Downtown Minneapolis
#7579 The Guthrie Theater in Downtown Minneapolis
#7579
Washburn Lofts, Humboldt Lofts, Downtown Minneapolis
#7576 Washburn Lofts, Humboldt Lofts, Downtown Minneapolis
#7576
Park Avenue Lofts, Downtown Minneapolis
#7575 Park Avenue Lofts, Downtown Minneapolis
#7575
Park Avenue Lofts, Downtown Minneapolis
#7574 Park Avenue Lofts, Downtown Minneapolis
#7574
North Star Lofts, Stone Arch Lofts, Minneapolis
#7573 North Star Lofts, Stone Arch Lofts, Minneapolis
#7573
Vacant Lot (Mills District City Apartments), Minneapolis
#7572 Vacant Lot (Mills District City Apartments), Minneapolis
#7572
MacPhail Center for Music, Downtown Minneapolis
#7571 MacPhail Center for Music, Downtown Minneapolis
#7571
MacPhail Center for Music, Downtown Minneapolis
#7570 MacPhail Center for Music, Downtown Minneapolis
#7570
Crown Roller Building, Minneapolis
#7569 Crown Roller Building, Minneapolis
#7569
North Star Lofts on 2nd Street South, Minneapolis
#7568 North Star Lofts on 2nd Street South, Minneapolis
#7568
North Star Lofts on 2nd Street South, Minneapolis
#7567 North Star Lofts on 2nd Street South, Minneapolis
#7567
The IDS Tower
#7469 The IDS Tower
#7469
Downtown Minneapolis Skyline at 35W
#7462 Downtown Minneapolis Skyline at 35W
#7462
Minneapolis was first settled on the banks of the Mississippi River at St.Anthony Falls. The Falls drew settlers from Fort Snelling, who came upriver to harness the water-power for lumber mills. The settlement that grew on the west bank was "St.Anthony", later joined with the east bank to become Minneapolis.

There was always been a bridge connecting the east and west bank via Nicollet Island, near St.Anthony Falls. The Hennepin Avenue suspension bridge stands there today. The first few streets adjacent to the river on the east bank were called the Gateway district. Between 1880 and urban renewal in the 1950s, they were filled with bars, flop houses, and brothels.

The IDS and metrodome might be recognizable to non-residents, but I don't have close-up pictures of them here. You can see them in the skyline pictures, though. Other buildings pictured here include the Basillica of St.Mary, the Orpheum and State theaters, and the Milwaukee Road depot.

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