Duffey Paper to Duffey Lofts Walking Tour

After nearly a decade’s worth of time, and countless runs by developer and architect teams to solve how to reuse three connected but disparate buildings, the former Duffey Paper Company complex finally received its due reward. In the heart of Minneapolis’ Historic Warehouse District, the renovation of Duffey Lofts activates the once barren stretch of […]

Bde Maka Ska Walking Tour: From Dakota Village to Cottage City

Join us for a walk and conversation exploring multiple narratives on landscape and community transitions from 1829 to present.   Our tour will begin along original lake shoreline at the foot of current Thomas Avenue S., developed as Cottage City beginning in 1883. Continue along the present shoreline of Bde Maka Ska to the public […]

North Loop/Warehouse District Walking Tour

The Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District is the state’s largest commercial district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spread over a 30 block area, the district includes 140 buildings and structures. The district is historically important as an area of early commercial growth during the development of the city of Minneapolis and as the […]

African American History in the Influential East 38th Street Neighborhood of Minneapolis (SOLD OUT)

The East 38th Street community is rich with history. African-American entrepreneurs, civic/community/faith leaders, home builders, and architects all contributed to the Minneapolis we know today. From the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, the oldest Black-owned business in Minnesota, to the home of Lena Olive Smith, the first Black female lawyer in the State of Minnesota, to Sabathani Community […]

Minneapolis Railroad History Walking Tour (SOLD OUT)

Minnesota’s first rail line started running in 1862 between Minneapolis and St. Paul.  The population of Minneapolis was rapidly increasing due to flour milling and lumber production and the railroads were key partners in expanding the markets for these products.   Join us for a guided tour of railroad landmarks in the historic mill district. […]

The Geography of Childhood, Longfellow Edition Walking Tour

In 1924, the Brackett Field playground opened just south of the Milwaukee Road railroad corridor, one of the city parks chosen not for any natural amenities, but its proximity to residential neighborhoods. In a neighborhood where fifteen percent of the population is under the age of 15, kids are a major presence in Longfellow. This […]

The Heart of the Wedge: The 2400 Block of Bryant Walking Tour

The Wedge Neighborhood is bounded by Lyndale Avenue on the east, Hennepin Avenue on the west, and Lake Street on the south. The original tip of the Wedge went all the way north to the Cathedral of St. Mark. The “Bottleneck “ was drastically reconfigured with the building of the Lowry Tunnel for I-94. The […]

Prince’s Side of the Street: North Minneapolis Landmarks Walking Tour

By the time Prince was 18, he was a fully realized and accomplished artist who could walk into the Sound 80 studio in Minneapolis’s Seward neighborhood and write, produce, record, sing, and perform all the instruments on his demo tape, and then land a major recording contract with Warner Brothers by the time he was […]