History St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Generally, development progressed outward from the original village center at the intersection of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad (now CP Rail) with Wooddale Avenue. However, this concentric pattern wasn't strong and was overtaken by Minneapolis expansion. By 1883, the western boundary of Minneapolis was at France Avenue. The...
updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
- The Historic Milwaukee Road Depot in Jorvig Park, 37th and Brunswick Ave. The Depot, which is maintained as a railroad museum, is open to the public on Saturday afternoons between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. from June 1 to mid-September.
- Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd. The office at Lenox is where the Society keeps its files, photographs, yearbooks, school materials and other records. It is open on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to Noon, and everyone is invited to come and do research or just talk history.
- Both facilities are also available by appointment. Lenox is not open on the weekends, but is open evenings.
The extensive website of the Historical Society is www.slphistory.org. It has hundreds of pages and photos that provide information about just about every aspect of Park’s past, including schools, businesses, people, buildings, streets, places of worship and much more.