Southside neighborhood, City of Minneapolis 2010 Census Tract and Blockgroup with Neighborhood Map.

Southside neighborhood, City of Minneapolis 2010 Census Tract

Southside neighborhood, City of Minneapolis 2010 Census Tract and Blockgroup with Neighborhood Map.

City of Minneapolis Census Tract Map, 1940.

City of Minneapolis Census Tract Map, 1940

City of Minneapolis Census Tract Map, 1940.

Color scan of a City of Minneapolis Election Map, 1946.

City of Minneapolis Election Map

City of Minneapolis Election Map, 1946.

Black and white photograph of East 38th St near Portland Ave, Minneapolis, 1968.

East 38th St near Portland Ave, Minneapolis

East 38th St near Portland Ave, Minneapolis, 1968.

Black and white photograph of 4th Ave S at 37th St, 1957.

4th Ave S at 37th St, Minneapolis

4th Ave S at 37th St, Minneapolis, 1957.

Southside African American Community, Minneapolis

Minneapolis historically has been home to a small but vibrant African American population. From the 1930s to the 1970s, an African American neighborhood flourished on the city’s Southside, between East Thirty-Fourth and Forty-Sixth Streets and from Nicollet Avenue to Chicago Avenue.

Keck, Bert D. (1876–1962)

Bert D. Keck was an architect who moved to Crookston, Minnesota, in 1902. His Neo-classical and Romanesque designs for Crookston’s costliest and most significant public buildings changed the skyline of the town. Three of his structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Color image of a sign welcoming visitors to the city of Morton, 2016. The sign is made out of Morton gneiss. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Sign welcoming visitors to the city of Morton

Sign welcoming visitors to the city of Morton, 2016. The sign is made out of Morton gneiss. Photograph by Paul Nelson.

Map of St. Paul in 1839

Map of St. Paul in 1839

Map of St. Paul in 1839. Created by Mary Brueggemann. Used with the permission of Gary Brueggemann, in whose book, Minnesota’s First Murder Mystery (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2013), the map originally appeared.

Black and white photograph of the present-day Site of the Hays–Phelan cabin, ca. 2000s.

Site of the Hays–Phelan cabin

Site of the Hays–Phelan cabin, between the later sites of Eagle Street Plaza and the Science Museum of Minnesota. In the background, the Civic Center Parking Ramp. Used with the permission of Gary Brueggemann, in whose book, Minnesota’s First Murder Mystery (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2013), the map originally appeared.

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