WELCOME TO MARCY-HOLMES • • • Narrated by Doug Carlson • Originally the town of St. Anthony Falls, Marcy-Holmes is the oldest neighborhood in Minneapolis. It is east of the Mississippi and south of East Hennepin Avenue, which is why it’s…

LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE RIVER • • • • Main Street and Central Avenue (no longer exists) • Robert Alden, architect • Colonial Revival-style • Narrated by Nancy Hovanes • In 1856, St. Paul businessman James Winslow constructed his…

THE LARGEST FLOUR MILL IN THE WORLD • • • • 3rd Avenue and Main Street SE • Leroy Buffington and W. F. Gunn, architects • Heavy mill construction • Narrated by John "Pat" Patricelli • The pride of John Pillsbury’s flour business, the…

THE BIRTHPLACE OF MINNEAPOLIS • • • • Narrated by Cordelia Pierson • St. Anthony Falls is the most abrupt drop in the Mississippi River’s entire 2,200-mile length. Here, the river drops nearly 75 feet in just a few blocks: 49 feet from the…

DIVERSIFICATION: ONE MAN'S ROAD TO SUCCESS • • • • 701 5th Street SE • Architect Unknown • Greek and Italianate Revival styles • Narrated by Linda Messenger • John Dudley arrived in St. Anthony in 1852—not to make his fortune, but to…

AN EVENT SPACE BIGGER THAN A CITY BLOCK • • • • 2nd Street between 3rd Avenue and Bank Street; (no longer exists) • Isaac Hodgson, architect • French Classicism and Gothic styles • Narrated by Jacob Frey • In 1886, a group of Minneapolis…