EXCELSIOR BLVD. BUILDINGS

Excelsior Blvd. has always been an important – and at times, notorious – place.  In addition to being a major road through town, the buildings that flanked it made up much of St. Louis Park’s commerce and entertainment.  Redevelopment has taken and will continue to take these buildings away, but let us remember them and how they served us.  (An * indicates a building that is no longer there; most taken for Excelsior and Grand.)

The following are addresses of many (but not all) of the buildings for which we have some historical information. The dates come from phone directories, newspaper articles and ads, and a number of other sources. They are identified by the occupant that was perhaps the most prominent in the past.  The chronologies are by no means complete, and we invite you to contact us with any corrections, additions, or other comments.  You may also want to check out Gasoline Alley, and Excelsior Blvd.’s Beer Halls.

3900 Gas
3901

Gas

3912

Al’s Bar

3924

Motel

3925

House, Office

3939

Eberhardt Bldg./Office

Minikahda Court Apts.

4035

Fowler

4100

Hanke Houses, Sela

4113-4121

Two Duplexes

4120

Chatelaine

4130

Mrs. Smith

4131

Hanke House

4140

Boulevard Furniture, Slumberland

4150/4170

Perkins

4200 Gas
4215

Foo Chu

4221

Various

4300

Gas, Clark’s Subs, Opitz

4301

Colonial Inn

4304-06 Opitz

4308

Residence

4315 Roach Inn
4317-31 Koval’s Appliances
4320-36

Underwood’s

4400-30 Gas, Cronstrom

Joppa

Jon English

4407-09 Dairy Queen

4415

Office, 1958

4419-25-29 Gas

4301

Colonial Inn

4500

KRSI *

4501

Dry Cleaner, Honey & Rye

4504

Chicken Delight *

4509

Gas

4510-12

Office *

4514

Chiropractor *

4520-28

2 story office building*

4530/32

Pizza House/Paragon Office Bldg.*

4600

Holt Nursery *

4601

Minn. Tree Service, Lang-Nelson Building

4608

Jennings *

4611

PDQ/Dilly Lilly

4615

KFC, Judith McCann

4617

SLP Greenhouse

4630

Jennings *

4631-37-49

Swan Cafe

Joppa

Warren Drug/Kindy

4700

Classic *

4701-11

Johnson Family Garden, bp Gas

4714

Clark Gas *

4725

Lynch’s Cafe, Office Building

4730

Bunny’s *

4800

Gas *

4801-05

Port Arthur Cafe

4808-10

Various  *

4811

Strip

4812-14

Various *

4816-18

Various, Gold’s Clothing  *

4820

Offices

4825

SLP Garage

4900-04-10

Engell Dairy/Bally Total Fitness *

4901

Lydia Rogers

4907

Carpet

4911

Lann’s/Walt’s/Antiques

4916

Sports and Health

4920

Mr. Q’s *

4950

Zip Printing

4951

Arneson

4959/4961

SLP Medical Center

4995

Rutherford

5000

Dump

5001

Citizen’s Bank I

5005

Rutherford’s

5003-5425

Miracle Mile

5030

Dependable Motors

5050

Zephyr Oil/Citizen’s Bank II

5060

Dairy-Mor Drive-In

5100

Anderson Cadillac

5200-5400

Park Commons

5236-54

5250

Duplex

Ruth’s Toggery

5254

DeMuth Kennel-1935

5300

Hi-way Hobby

5304-5434

Lilac Way Shopping Center

5407

Christian Science Reading Room

5501

First Federal

5508

Grocery

5507/15

Dairy Queen/Dairy Wipt

5600

Enga

5607

Shepard

5608/5648

Texaco Gas/Kevin Kees

5619

Sinclair Gas

5701

Standard Gas

5707

American Legion

5717

Mobil Gas/Batteries Plus

5720

Shell/Holiday Gas

5800-04

Gas/Pizza Hut/Dentist

5801

Gravely Tractors/Midwest Mailing

5805-07-09

Strip

5810-14

Strip

5825

Lumber

5900

Phillips “66”/SuperAmerica Gas

5916

El Patio to Bunny’s

5922

Frederickson

5925

Standard/Amoco Gas (Youngstedt’s)

5930

Hardware/Northern Aire Pools

5940-6000

Holiday Gas

6001

Brookside Drug

6002

Plehal

6006

Carney

6007

Brookside Market

6009

Scotty’s

6011

Gas, Printing, Arts & Flowers

6100

Schadow Building

6102-12

Brookside Office Building

6103

Private House-Gone

6111

Elayne Galleries

6114

Poppenhagen Apartments

6200

Gas

6490

Meadowbrook Medical

6500

Methodist Hospital

6600

Creekside Office Bldg.

6700

Stilts Building

7000

Meadowbrook Manor

7400

S&L

7500

Coast to Coast

7630

American Cynamid