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Lyn-Lake (Images of America)

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The Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis, centered around the intersection of Lyndale Avenue and West Lake Street, is one of the city's most distinctive neighborhoods. The core commercial district is one of the oldest in South Minneapolis, thanks in part to its strategic location along several early streetcar lines. A rail line along Twenty-ninth Street, now the Midtown Greenway, brought an industrial element to the neighborhood and provided additional jobs for the thousands of residents who lived in the surrounding houses and apartment buildings. As the neighborhood evolved, it took on a distinctive bohemian bent and filled with a diverse mix of artists, musicians, and writers living side by side with blue-collar industrial workers, along with those who worked at professional office jobs downtown. Lyn-Lake retains its unique flavor today, characterized by its blend of both the historical and the cutting edge.

Contributor(s): Imboden, Thatcher (Author), Imboden Phillips, Cedar (Author)
ISBN: 0738583316 EAN: 9780738583310
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Pages: 127
Binding: Hardcover and Paperback
Pub Date: March 28, 2011


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