Donations are coming in at a record rate – thank you to
everyone who has shared their pictures and other artifacts
with us. Here are some of our most recent donors:
West Side Volkswagon provided us with a VW convertible for
the Parktacular parade on June 16. This is the second year
they have given us a ride down the parade route.
Emory Anderson donated 21 pictures of 4345 Vernon Ave.
(which was moved for highway expansion in 1967), Excelsior
Blvd., and 1996 photos of the Honeywell building before,
during and after it was torn down.
Phyllis McQuaid donated Party in the Park materials, Park
High Mandala magazines, and a precious 1971 Echowan.
Carole Bennis gave us two pictures of buildings in the
Brookside neighborhood, one being her parents’ house in
We appreciate photographs donated by Don Olson.
Harrison Allen donated several mementos of his junior high
and high school days in the 1930s and ‘40s.
Jim Lewis donated a 1927 price list for lots in his Norwaldo
Frank Motzko allowed us to copy his very valuable 1944 St.
Louis Park directory.
Mrs. Beverly Brown Gaddy gave us important documents on the
Ainsworth family, and SEVEN Echowans!
We apologize if we left anyone out. Thank you again for your