George Bancroft School Then and Now

On October 30th, 1911 a little school opened in a 4-room shack at 1315 East 38th Street in South Minneapolis .  In 1912 an fine brick building was completed at the same location and the new school was named for the United States Secretary of the Navy and founder of the Naval Academy at Annapolis,…

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University Fantasy Photogravures

Minnesota, hats off to thee! To thy colors true we shall ever be, Firm and strong, united are we. Rah, rah, rah, for Ski-U-Mah, Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah for the U of M. M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A! Minnesota, Minnesota! Yay, Gophers! RAH! Rah, rah, Honor to our college Minnesota U. Loyal to thy standards We’ll never be…

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Selby and Nina Then and Now

Contrary to popular belief Nina Street is not named for Saint Paul’s infamous, 19th century madam, Nina Clifford. The street was named by the group of developers that platted Dayton and Irvine’s addition in 1854. Clifford’s real name was Hannah Crow. Chances are she named herself after the street. Construction of the Cathedral of Saint…

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The Haunted Bank

Just 14 months after construction began, the new Farmers and Merchants Bank building opened it’s doors at 88 South 6th Street on March 2nd, 1942. Ten days later this article appeared in the Minneapolis Tribune, Jiving Spooks Haunt Bank Building But Skeptical Cops Give Up The Ghosts Farmers and mechanics Bank building, current architectural wonder…

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The Minneapolis Academy

Born in 1852, Charles Davidson received his early education in Ohio. At the age of sixteen, Davidson was teacher at the district school located in his father house in Chester, Ohio. He received his B.A. and A.M. degrees from Grinnell. While Davidson was a graduate student he taught in the college preparatory school and his…

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