4520-28 EXCELSIOR BLVD.

This building was built in 1949 by Jerry S. Holt.  From the two photos on this page it appears that the second story was added later.

Various tenants include:

Al’s Photography:  1979-88 (4522)

American Karate Studio:  1995-99  (4524)

J.W. Desnick & Associates:  1964

Farmers Insurance Group:  1971  (4522)

Fine Law Office:  1999  (4524)

First Brokerage:  1952-62.  (4526)  Not to be confused with Fist Brokerage.

Joseph H. Fleming Inc.:  1971

Foley Brokerage Co.:  1961-64  (4524)

Gibson-Erlander Inc. Advertising Agency:  1960 (4520)

 


Hennepin-Lake Stationers:  1949-64  (4522).

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House of Note:  1969-82  (4528).  Owned by Theodore Ptashne (died in 1982)

Jensen Realty:  1967  (4522)

Kuehn-Pearson Co.:  1950-64 (4528).  F.O. Kuehn.  1950 ad in the Echo shows that they are Merchandise Brokers, representing Skippy Peanut Butter, Stokely’s Finest Foods, Van Camp’s Foods, College Inn Foods, S-O-S, Knox Gelatins, Dole Pineapple and Cocktail, Bumble Bee Sea Foods, Fels Soap and Felso.  In 1964 the company had 18 employees.

Lil General Store:  1965-66  (4522)

A.L. Martinson Insurance Agency:  1953.  Martinson was the High School Principal from 1938-44.
National Specialty Sales:  1956 (4520).  Sold the “Forever” line:  cookware, tableware, cutlery, luggage.

Nordic Water Proofing:  1971  (4522)

Northwest Guitar and Organ/Accordion Studio:  November 1960-61 (4520).  Rollie Williams, Manager.  Open House November 18-26, 1960.  Previously at Joppa for a year.

Park Paint and Wallpaper:  1950 (4516). A.H. Vanderhove, owner. Features “glass bar” to help customers pick glass. Opened on February 4, 1950.

Patchin Appraisals:  June 1960-75  (4524)

RCA Broadcast Equipment Division:  1971 (4522)

Robert Associates:  1971  (4522)


Rollie Williams (RW) Music Company (The Guitar Store):  1960-75  (4520).  Williams opened a second location at 504 Cedar Ave. So. in Minneapolis in September 1969.

 

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Ad from 1972

Room For Art:  2000  (4520)

S. Clein Gifts:  1984-99 (4522)

Security World:  1981 (4520).  Locks, keys, safes, alarms

Suburban Secretarial Services:  1965-69  (4522)

Worldwide Travel:  1999 (4524)

Zephyr Printing Co.:  1952-64  (4522)

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This building was demolished for Excelsior and Grand in 2000.