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Lecture and Walking Tour: Red Cedar Lane neighborhood

  • Lake Harriet Spritual Center (map)

Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Elk River School District Continuing Ed. -- registration on their website will be available soon --

Lecture will be at the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 4401 Upton Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN  55410

Red Cedar Lane, a half-block-long street in southwest Minneapolis, was twice chosen as the best street in the Twin Cities -- byMpls. St. Paul Magazine and by Minnesota Monthly Magazine.  The tour begins with a lecture, in which I will introduce John Jager, the architect-engineer-planner who laid out Red Cedar Lane on the banks of Minnehaha Creek in the first decades of the 20th century.  I'll also discuss Jager's friendship with William Purcell of the architecture firm Purcell & Elmslie.  That friendship led to Purcell designing or co-designing a half dozen homes on and near Red Cedar Lane.  Then I'll lead an hour-and-a-half walk through the neighborhood where we'll look at the creek, the architecture, and the planning that make the area both beautiful and historically significant.