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New Central Minneapolis Library
#5408 New Central Minneapolis Library
#5408
The New Guthrie Theater Building
#5407 The New Guthrie Theater Building
#5407
The New Guthrie Theater Building
#5405 The New Guthrie Theater Building
#5405
Gold Medal Flour Grain Elevator
#5404 Gold Medal Flour Grain Elevator
#5404
The New Guthrie Theater Building
#5402 The New Guthrie Theater Building
#5402
Hennepin County Government Center
#5335 Hennepin County Government Center
#5335
Fifth Street Towers
#5230 Fifth Street Towers
#5230
The New Guthrie Theater and the Minneapolis Skyline
#5223 The New Guthrie Theater and the Minneapolis Skyline
#5223
Minneapolis Buildings in Winter (Close-Up)
#5215 Minneapolis Buildings in Winter (Close-Up)
#5215
Snow Sweeper and City Bus on Nicollet Mall
#5213 Snow Sweeper and City Bus on Nicollet Mall
#5213
Downtown Minneapolis Skyway
#5212 Downtown Minneapolis Skyway
#5212
Downtown Minneapolis Buildings and Elevated Freeway
#5063 Downtown Minneapolis Buildings and Elevated Freeway
#5063
Snow Sweeper/Snow Clearing Equipment, Nicollet Mall
#5059 Snow Sweeper/Snow Clearing Equipment, Nicollet Mall
#5059
Bicycle, Bike Rack Covered in Snow
#5058 Bicycle, Bike Rack Covered in Snow
#5058
Father of Waters
#4661 Father of Waters
#4661
Office Buildings and Flags, Downtown Minneapolis
#4651 Office Buildings and Flags, Downtown Minneapolis
#4651
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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