Downtown East, Minneapolis
Downtown East is an official neighborhood in Minneapolis, United States part of the larger Central community. Its boundaries are the Mississippi River to the north, Interstate 35W to the east, 5th Street South to the south, Portland Avenue to the west, it is bounded by the Downtown West, Elliot Park, Cedar-Riverside neighborhoods. The Marcy-Holmes neighborhood is on the other side of the river, but there is no direct automobile connection between the two neighborhoods. There is a bicycle connection via the Stone Arch Bridge. Downtown East was home to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, where the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Gophers have all played home games; as of 2009, the Minnesota Golden Gophers moved into the new TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota Campus. Additionally, the Minnesota Twins moved into new Target Field at the start of the 2010 season. In 2016, U. S. Bank Stadium opened on the Metrodome's former site. Within Downtown East is the Mill District, which contains a number of former industrial properties left over from the days when Minneapolis was the flour milling capital of the world.
Many old mills and factories are being converted to housing, bringing a residential population to a neighborhood that beforehand didn't have many residents. The neighborhood is home to the Mill City Museum, Mill Ruins Park, the new Guthrie Theater complex, which abandoned its old location near Loring Park during the summer of 2006; the neighborhood is served by U. S. Bank Stadium Station of the METRO light rail system. Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Downtown East 7th Ward, City of Minneapolis Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association
Loring Park, on the southwest corner of downtown Minneapolis, is the largest park in the Central Community of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It lends its name to the surrounding neighborhood. Loring Park hosts several annual events including the Twin Cities Pride Festival and the Loring Park Artists' Festival; the park contains a small lake and paths for biking. Named Central Park, it was renamed in honor of Charles M. Loring, known as the "Father of Minneapolis Parks." The park is the site of various cultural and political events. It features a playground and walking paths, public art, a fishing pier, it displays two well-known pieces of public art: the "Dandelion Fountain," a 1975 gift of Parks Commissioner Ben Berger, a statue of Norwegian composer Ole Bull. Loring Park was established in 1883 after the passage of the Park Act, which first created the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; the park was first named Central Park. In 1890 the park was renamed again in honor of Charles Morgridge Loring, the first president of the park board in Minneapolis.
Loring Park was purchased by the Minnesota Public Parks board on April 28, 1883. The land was contained 30 acres of land. A few more pieces of land were added to the park for a total cost of $350,000; this was the first plot of land, purchased by the Minnesota Public Parks board. Shortly after purchasing the land, the Minneapolis Public Parks board hired George Brakett and Horace Cleveland to design the park and to drain the bog in the lake, they used plants. They decided at this time to make the park pedestrian only. In 1906 the first permanent building in any Minneapolis park was constructed in Loring Park; the heated two-story shelter was donated by Charles Loring and was used as a warming house, recreation center and kindergarten. In 1960, the park renovated the shelter to be used as a space for senior programs, it was the first Minneapolis park to provide senior activities. Loring Park was the first park in Minnesota to have electric lights; the lights were installed in fall of 1884 to be used to illuminate the pond during winter skating season.
In 1916 the local General Mills Company provided the park with 91 electric lights. Loring Park was the center of the case Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board; this lawsuit was between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and Brian Johnson over First Amendment rights. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that MSRB can not ban non-commercial material distribution in the park unless the material violates the law. Loring Park is the venue for various annual events; the Twin Cities Pride Festival and the Loring Park Artists' Festival are some of the more famous events. Loring Park's location directly across from the Walker Art Museum makes it a fitting venue for the annual Loring Park Artists' Festival and a series of smaller artist gatherings. Starting in summer 2014, Chipotle has held their Cultivate free music and culinary festival in Loring Park; the 2014 lineup included Portugal. The Man, The Mowgli's, Grouplove. Walk the Moon, Atlas Genius, X Ambassadors, Anderson East, Hippo Campus were all slotted to appear at the 2015 festival.
Andrew Zimmern and Richard Blais attended the event, a part of the festival's gratuitous "Chef Demos."In addition, Loring Park is home to the annual "Winterfest at Loring Park," which in 2016 included horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday crafts and the local Kairos Dance Company. It is hosted by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board; the official boundaries of the neighborhood are Lyndale Avenue to the west, Interstate 394 to the north, 12th Street to the northeast, Highway 65 to the east, Interstate 94 to the south. Notable buildings near Loring Park include the Walker Art Center,430 Oak Grove, Basilica of St. Mary, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden; the park is surrounded by apartment buildings, many dating from the early 1900s, although recent construction in the area has brought many new town homes and condominiums to the area. Loring Park is locally known for its diverse social environment and as a nexus for many arts and cultural events, boasting over 300 businesses and institutions.
The Loring Park District, according to its official site, offers the "quintessential urban lifestyle," a blend of "condominium and apartment living." The philosophy of the district is one of coalescence: it seeks to mix the old with the new, desiring to become quaint and charming through its combining of the modern with the "historic brownstone." Loring Park is mentioned extensively by Craig Finn by the name "Penetration Park" in songs by his bands Lifter Puller and Hold Steady. Portions of the television series Man v. Food's first-season finale were filmed in Loring Park. Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Loring Park Citizens for a Loring Park Community Loring Business Association
The Webber-Camden neighborhood is located in the Camden community of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its boundaries are Penn and Newton Avenues to the west, the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks to the north, Interstate 94 to the east, Dowling Avenue to the south; the neighborhood was just known as "Camden" until 1995. Webber Park and Webber Parkway are located in the neighborhood. Media related to Webber-Camden, Minneapolis at Wikimedia Commons Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Webber-Camden Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization Northwest Minneapolis Business Association
The Victory neighborhood is located within the Camden community of Minneapolis. It is bordered by the Humboldt Industrial Area on the north, Penn Avenue on the east, Dowling Avenue on the south, the town of Robbinsdale on the west. Victory Memorial Parkway, from which the neighborhood takes its name, runs through the neighborhood and forms part of the western border; the Victory neighborhood was once home to the many factory and mill workers of north Minneapolis in the early 20th century. After World War I, the city named Victory Memorial Parkway and built upon it a memorial to all local soldiers who died in the World Wars; the Parkway, in addition to serving as a living memorial, has become a center of affluence and culture in North Minneapolis. By contrast with many of the surrounding neighborhoods, Victory residents enjoy a low crime rate and a higher standard of living. Media related to Victory, Minneapolis at Wikimedia Commons Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Victory
Lind-Bohanon is a northern neighborhood within the Camden community in Minneapolis. The neighborhood's southern boundary is the Canadian Pacific Webber Parkway. Humboldt Avenue North and Shingle Creek, Minneapolis marks its border to the west, its eastern boundary runs from north to south as follows: along the Mississippi River from 53rd Avenue North to 48th Avenue North, along Lyndale Avenue North from 48th Avenue to the Canadian Pacific Railway. 53rd Avenue North and Brooklyn Center, MN border Lind-Bohanon to the north. Centered in Lind-Bohanon is Bohanon Park; the North Mississippi Regional Park is a Minneapolis Recreation Park. It lies along the western bank of the Mississippi River connecting Lind-Bohanon to the trails and paths of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Anoka County parks and trails; the NMRP is home to the Carl Kroening Interpretive Center where naturalists give tours about the history and current state of the Mississippi River. The Humboldt Greenway is a neighborhood revitalization program on Lind-Bohanon's western border.
More than 200 World War II houses and local businesses were razed and replaced with newer single family homes, multifamily townhomes, Shingle Creek Commons apartments for seniors and Kingsley Commons apartments for persons with MS. Media related to Lind-Bohanon, Minneapolis at Wikimedia Commons Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Lind-Bohanon Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood Association
Lowry Hill, Minneapolis
Lowry Hill is a neighborhood within the Calhoun-Isles community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The neighborhood is named for the terminal moraine on which it sits, a hill named after late nineteenth century real estate mogul and trolley tycoon Thomas Lowry, its boundaries are Interstate 394 to the north, Interstate 94 to the east, Hennepin Avenue to the southeast, West 22nd Street to the south, Lake of the Isles Parkway to the southwest, Logan Avenue South and Morgan Avenue South to the west. Lowry Hill is northwest of Lowry Hill East. Many houses in Lowry Hill were built in the Victorian style before 1900. However, the Colonial, English Tudor, Richardsonian Romanesque and Prairie style make appearances as well. A majority of those homes were constructed shortly after the neighborhood's establishment as a preferred residential area for many of the wealthiest of Minneapolis' citizens. In over 100 years, the look of Lowry Hill has remained unchanged, some of the large homes built by original owners have been converted to condominia.
Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile - Lowry Hill Lowry Hill Tunnel Virginia Triangle
Area code 612
Area code 612 is part of the North American Numbering Plan of the public switched telephone network for the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota and a few surrounding areas such as Fort Snelling, St. Anthony and Richfield. By geographical area, it is the smallest area code in the state of Minnesota. However, like many other metropolitan area codes in the United States, the region used to be much larger, accounting for the entire Twin Cities region and a wide area surrounding it. At the outset, Minnesota received two area codes, 612 and 218. A 1947 map of the NANP showed the region defined as the southeastern third of Minnesota; the rest of the state was 218. The separating line extended westward from Duluth to the center of the state down through the center. In 1954, the state was divided into three area codes. Part of the southern portion of the previous 612 territory, including Rochester and Mankato, was combined with the southwestern portion of 218 to form the new area code 507; the 612 area code was rotated out to reach the western edge of the state, stretching from border to border from Wisconsin through the Twin Cities to South Dakota.
The 218 region was reshaped to be more square, absorbing much of the old 612's northeastern portion, now covered the northern half of the state. This configuration remained in place for 42 years. In 1996 all of the old 612 territory outside of the Twin Cities became area code 320; the 612 region was split in half two years in 1998 following the Mississippi River. The area west of the Mississippi, including Minneapolis, retained the old code, while most of the area east of the Mississippi—including St. Paul—became the new area code 651; this was intended to be a long-term solution for exchanges in the Twin Cities. However, the Twin Cities are not only home to most of the state's landlines, but most of its pagers and cell phones as well; this brought 612 to the brink of exhaustion again within less than a year of the 651 split. As a result, the 612 code shrank to its current size in a three-way split that took effect in 2000. Area code 763 was created to include the northwest suburbs, area code 952 was created for the southwest suburbs.
The area code splits in the Twin Cities are unusual because they split along municipal, rather than central office, boundaries. This led to a sizeable number of exchanges being divided between two area codes, a few being divided among three; the eastern half of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights, is a notable exception to the regional numbering plan; because of an integrated phone system linking both campuses, the Falcon Heights campus remained in 612 after the 1998 split. The four Twin Cities area codes comprise one of the largest local calling areas in the United States. Portions of area codes 320 and 507 are local calls from the Twin Cities as well. City of Minneapolis Richfield St. Anthony Fort Snelling University of Minnesota, Twin Cities List of North American area codes NANPA: Minnesota area code map Area code history 1947 Area Code Assignment Map