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Mississippi and Skyline at Night
#1752 Mississippi and Skyline at Night
#1752
Skyline and 3rd Avenue Bridge at Night
#1751 Skyline and 3rd Avenue Bridge at Night
#1751
Minneapolis City Hall
#1621 Minneapolis City Hall
#1621
Skyway Level of Crystal Court
#1620 Skyway Level of Crystal Court
#1620
IDS Tower and Clouds
#1618 IDS Tower and Clouds
#1618
Father of Waters
#1610 Father of Waters
#1610
Depot Ice Rink
#1609 Depot Ice Rink
#1609
Depot Ice Rink
#1608 Depot Ice Rink
#1608
Crystal Court
#1607 Crystal Court
#1607
IDS Tower
#1580 IDS Tower
#1580
Federal Building and Courthouse
#1578 Federal Building and Courthouse
#1578
Father of Waters Statue, City Hall
#1576 Father of Waters Statue, City Hall
#1576
City Hall Clocktower
#1575 City Hall Clocktower
#1575
Oakwood Minneapolis Apartments
#1571 Oakwood Minneapolis Apartments
#1571
2nd Avenue South from 8th Street
#1143 2nd Avenue South from 8th Street
#1143
Crystal Court Atrium
#1137 Crystal Court Atrium
#1137
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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