Tangletown

Tangletown is the colloquial name for what was formally called Washburn Park. This upper-middle class neighborhood of winding streets overlooking Minnehaha Creek was developed beginning in 1886 by milling executive and politician Cadwallader Washburn and his brother, milling executive and Soo Line Railroad founder, William D. Washburn. The milling company founded by the Washburns eventually became known as General Mills.

Washburn Water Tower

Editor's note: Macalester College student Brooke Sapper researched and wrote this essay on the Washburn Water Tower in 2019. Macalester College staff and Preserve Minneapolis supervised Brooke's project collaboratively.…

Washburn Memorial Orphanage

Editor's note: Macalester College student Mackenzie O'Brien researched and wrote this essay on the Washburn Memorial Orphan Asylum in 2019. Macalester College staff and Preserve Minneapolis supervised Mackenzie's project…

Lustron Homes

Editor's note: There are six Lustron houses in the 5000 block of Nicollet Avenue: 5009, 5015, 5021, 5027, 5047, and 5055. Three additional Lustron houses are at 4900 and 4916 Cedar Avenue in South Minneapolis and 2436 Mount View Avenue in…
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