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ST. LOUIS PARK HISTORY

The information presented on this website comes from a variety of sources, including  newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone directories, interviews, Facebook posts, and materials collected by the founder of the Society, Marie Hartmann. As memories aren't always perfect, we shall only quote the 1915 St. Louis Park Herald:  "I know not what the truth may be, I tell these things as told to me."   We welcome any additions and corrections. Please Contact us with your contributions and comments.

 

Information about Park's history has been organized into the topics listed below. The individual files are heavily sprinkled with links to associated topics to assist you in finding what you are looking for. 

 

Businesses

 

Celebrations

 

Civic Milestones

 

Entertainment

 

Houses and Buildings

 

Jewish Community in the Park

 

Links

 

Medical Milestones

Neighborhoods and Subdivisions

 

Organizations

 

Park People

 

Schools

 

Sports

 

Transportation

 

Bodies of Water

 

Places of Worship

 

 


 

INDEX

 

This index of the History section of the web site is designed to supplement the subject categories above.   

  • Entries marked Something in the Water are pages that are only available in the book. 
  • The index has recently been dramatically simplified to reduce duplication and hopefully make things easier to find.
  • Every page is also listed within one of the subjects listed above.
  • The subjects listed above are shown in RED on the index. 
  • The index also includes particularly popular topics.
  • This entire site is being redesigned and a search engine is in the works.
  • Use the alphabetical bookmarks below to help find what you're looking for. 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

Amusement Parks

Animals

Annexations

Automotive and Bicycle Milestones

B

Community Band

Banks and Finance

BARS

Bass Lake

Beehive

Bicycle and Automotive Milestones

Border Changes

Brick Block (Walker and Hamilton Buildings)

Brookside Ave. Houses

Brookside Neighborhood

Browndale Neighborhood

(Postwar) Building Boom

BUILDINGS AND HOUSES

BUSINESSES

C

Candlestick Park

Cars and Roads

Cedar Lake Heights

Cedar Lake Road Historic Buildings

CELEBRATIONS

Chamber of Commerce

Chancellors

Christian Science Church

Christie's Gas Station

CHURCHES

City Hall

City Managers and Attorneys

City Parks

CIVIC MILESTONES

Class Reunions

Cobble Crest

The Coen Brothers

Community Band

Community Center (Lake Street)

Community Theater

Cooper Theater

Creosote Plant

Crime and Police

D

Dakota Ave.

Dan Patch:  The Railroad and the Horse

Dance and Drill Teams

Dancing Lessons

Milwaukee Road Depot

Discover St. Louis Park

City Directories

Diseases

Distinguished Alumni Award

Diversity

DOCTORS AND DENTISTS

Dog and Other Strays

Downtown St. Louis Park

E

Early Park Businesses

Early Jewish Families

The Echo

The Echowan

Elderly Housing and Care Facilities

Electricity

ENTERTAINMENT

Excelsior and Grand

Excelsior Blvd.:  Gasoline Alley

Excelsior Blvd. Buildings

Excelsior Blvd. (Road)

F

Famous Parkites

Firemen's Carnivals

Fires and Firefighting

Fitch Pet Hospital

Flight Milestones

Al Franken

Thomas Friedman

G

Garbage and Recycling

Garden Clubs

Glen Lake Tuberculosis Sanitarium

Golf

Grain Elevators

Gravel Pits

Gumby and Pokey - Plastidip

H

Hamilton Building

Joseph Hamilton - Also see  Something in the Water

Marie Hartmann - Also see  Something in the Water

Hennepin County Poor Farm

Highway 7 (Road)

Highway 7 (Buildings)

Highway 12 (Road)

Highway 12 (Buildings)

Highway 18/169 (Road)

Highway 100 (Road)

Highway 100 (Buildings)

Highway 100's Roadside Parks

Highway 100 Beehive

HOTELS

HOUSES AND BUILDINGS

I

Industrial Parks

J

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN ST. LOUIS PARK

(Glenn) Johnson Lake

K

Kid Cann

Theodore Kidder

Kilmer Neighborhood

Knollwood Plaza/Mall

L

Lakes and Ponds

Legislators

Dr. B. Robert Lewis

Library

Lilac Way Shopping Center

Lincoln Del

Links

Liquor and Other Vices

M

Manhattan Park

Mass Transit:  Streetcars and Buses

Mayors

MEDICAL MILESTONES

Methodist Hospital

Park's Military History

Charles J. Miller

Water Mills

Milwaukee Road Depot

Minikahda Vista Neighborhood

Minnehaha Creek

Minnetonka Blvd. Buildings

Minnetonka Blvd. (Street)

Minorities

Miracle Mile Shopping Center

Miss St. Louis Park

Monitor Houses

Monitor Drill

Monkey Island

Mosquito Control

MOVIE THEATERS

N

How St. Louis Park Got its Name

National Lead - Also see Something in the Water

NEIGHBORHOODS AND SUBDIVISIONS

Newspapers

Nordic Ware

Nordic Ware Tower

The North Side

Notable Parkites

Nursing Homes

O

Early Ordinances

ORGANIZATIONS

P

Park Commons

Park High

Park Nicollet Medical Center

Park Shores

Park Theater - Also see Something in the Water

Parkettes

Parks and Recreation

City Parks

Parktacular

Pastime Riding Arena

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

Peavey-Haglin Experimental Concrete Grain Elevator 

PEOPLE

Perspectives, Inc.

Pest House

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Planning and Zoning

Police and Crime

Pollution

Hennepin County Poor Farm

Post Office - Also see  Something in the Water

Postwar Building Boom

Poverty and Welfare

Power and Light:  Gas and Electricity

Private Schools

Public Health

Public Schools

Q

R

Race, Creed, and Color

TC Radio Timeline

RAILROADS

Rec Center

Recycling and Garbage

Redevelopment Projects

Republic Ave. Buildings

RESTAURANTS

Riding Stables

Highway 100 Roadside Parks

Robin Hood Days

Rock 'n' Roll in the Park

Roller Garden

S

St. Louis Park:  A Story of a Village by Norman Thomas

SCHOOLS

Schussler's Mill

Senior Center

Senior High

Senior Center

Shelard Park

Hennepin County Sheriffs

SHOPPING CENTERS

Skunk Hollow

SPORTS

State Legislators

STEP

Street Names

Streetcars

Stone Structures (Highway 100 Roadside Parks)

Sunset Gables Neighborhood

Superintendents of Schools

SYNAGOGUES

T

Taxi Service

Telephone and Telegraph

Television

Texa-Tonka Shopping Center

Tower Place

TRANSPORTATION

(Tucker's) Tree House

U

United Way

Upland View (Brookside Ave.)

V

Vail in the Park

Vernon Ave. Historic Buildings

Veterans' Housing

Veterans' Memorial

VETERINARIANS

St. Louis Park Becomes a Village

Village in the Park - From the Re-Echo

W

The Waiting Station

Walker Building

Walker Houses

T.B. Walker

Park in Times of War

BODIES OF WATER

Water and Plumbing

Waterville Mill

Wayside House

Wayzata Blvd. (Road).

Wayzata Blvd. (Buildings)

WEATHER

Welfare

West End

Westwood Hills:  Golf Course, Nature Center, Neighborhood

Westwood Shopping Center

Wolfe Lake

Wooddale Ave. Buildings

Wooddale/Highway 100 Buildings

Frank Lloyd Wright (Olfelt) House

X

Y

Z

 

 

 

 

 

This information comes from a variety of sources: newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone directories, interviews, etc. Given the varied sources, we cannot guarantee that all of this information is correct, and welcome any additions and corrections. Please contact us with your contributions and comments.