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I was doing a Google search on a local historical issue and a I ran across a geneological site that had an interesting section on the cities' Jewish history that is loaded with old Minneapolis photos. These are the ones of buildings:


St Anthony Falls in 1852


Minneapolis in 1857


Fort Snelling circa 1860


Rail depot at 4th and Washington in the Warehouse District 1874


Washington Ave North 1885


Pillsbury "A" Mill in 1890


The Warehouse District in 1895


Minneapolis Moline factory, Lake and Minnehaha 1895


Hennepin Ave 1900


3rd and Washington 1900


Old North High School 1902 (burned down in 1913)


Soo Line freight depot 2nd St North 1905


6th and Lyndale 1908


6th Ave N and 3rd St 1909


First Mikro Kodesh Synagogue 1910


Hennepin Ave 1912


Nicollet Ave 1915


North High School 1915


Kenneseth Israel Synagogue 1934


Emerson and 6th Ave North 1936


Sharei Zedek Synagogue, 7th and Bryant North 1936


Second Mikro Kodesh Synagogue 1937


Plymouth Ave North 1940


Plymouth and Dupont 1940


Warehouse District 1949


Warehouse District 1949


Plymouth and Washington 1955
 

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Nice chronological walk through history.
 

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so bizarre seing old pictures of the city i'm so familiar with
 

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Nice, i like old pics.
 

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Are there any scandinavian architecture or is this before they arrived?
They started comming in the 1870s so they were around but the first generation were usually poor manual laborers. Offhand I can't think of any Scandinavian style buildings in Minneapolis though I am not entirely sure what would constitute one.

Almost the entire city is built in the various midwestern vernacular styles although sometimes details would be added to reference to a specific culture. This building is a good example, if you remove the dome and replace it with a steeple it is essentially an old west/prairie style church:

 
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