and welcome to the official website of the St. Louis Park Historical Society. We hope that the information in these pages will be of interest to current and former residents of the Park
and others interested in our City.
To get started, click on "St. Louis Park History" on the
left, where the pages are organized into categories.
You can also use the Index
to find a particular subject. Although there are some
businesses and people in the overall Index, more complete
listings are in separate
Business and People
The information presented comes from a variety of sources,
including newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone directories, interviews, and materials collected by the founder of the Society, Marie Hartmann.
One of the most important sources of information comes from
the unpublished manuscript
St. Louis Park: A
Story of a Village. It was written in 1952 by
U of M student Norman
Thomas, who had access to a tremendous number of
documents that have since been lost or destroyed. We welcome any additions and corrections. Please contact us with your contributions and comments.
whimsical look at the history of St. Louis Park,
click here to see a
play performed by the Harmony Theatre Company and School on
the occasion of our 125th anniversary.
The next meeting of the SLP Historical
Society will be on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm. at
the Historic Milwaukee Road Depot (37th and Brunswick. Everyone is welcome!
hours at Lenox Community Center are 10 to Noon or by
September will be held at the Historic Milwaukee Road Depot on the first Tuesday of the Month, 7:00
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St. Louis Park's Community Theater
will present "The
King of the Kosher Grocers" by local playwright and
restaurateur, Joe Minjares. The play is set in North
Minneapolis in the late 1980's and references St. Louis
Park. It will be performed at the Sabes JCC from May 17th
through the 26th, 2013.