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Hello and welcome to the official website of the St. Louis Park Historical Society. We hope that the information in these pages will be of interest to current and former residents of the Park and others interested in our City.

To get started, click on "St. Louis Park History" on the left, where the pages are organized into categories.  You can also use the Index to find a particular subject.  Although there are some businesses and people in the overall Index, more complete listings are in separate Business and People indices. 

The information presented comes from a variety of sources, including  newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone directories, interviews, Facebook posts, and materials collected by the founder of the Society, Marie Hartmann. As memories aren't always perfect, we shall only quote the 1915 St. Louis Park Herald:  "I know not what the truth may be, I tell these things as told to me."   We welcome any additions and corrections. Please contact us with your contributions and comments.




Our next meeting will be on May 6, 2014 in the Card Room at the Lenox Community Center, Minnetonka Blvd. at Hampshire Ave. As always, we welcome all members and guests!


Starting in June, our meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Historic Milwaukee Road Depot, 37th and Brunswick, at 7:00 pm.

Office hours are at Lenox Community Center on Thursdays from 10 to Noon or by appointment.  Lenox is not open on weekends but is open weeknight evenings.



It's getting to be that time again!  Click Here for information on upcoming class reunions, and please contact us if you have information on others.  Thanks!




Each summer Historical Society volunteers open the Milwaukee Road Depot for the public to come and see this 1887 historic building.  Hours this summer will not only include Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm, but we’ve added one Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30 pm each month for those who can’t make it on Saturdays.  The schedule is:

         June 4, 7, (not on the 14th because of Parktacular), 21, 28

         July 2, 5, 12, 19, 26

         August 6, 9, 16, 23, 30

         September 3, 6, 13


Come and visit us to do research, see some artifacts, or just talk Park history.  The Depot is located at 37th and Brunswick Ave.




For a whimsical look at the history of St. Louis Park, click here to see a play performed by the Harmony Theatre Company and School on the occasion of our 125th anniversary.


Also take a look at an anthology of History Minutes produced by Scott Smith of the City's Community TV Department, called "Back in the Day."  They're fun!




This information comes from a variety of sources: newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone directories, interviews, etc. Given the varied sources, we cannot guarantee that all of this information is correct, and welcome any additions and corrections. Please contact us with your contributions and comments.