St. Louis Park History

SOURCES

The information presented on the pages within comes from a variety of resources, including newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone directories, interviews, Facebook posts, and materials collected by the founder of the Society, Marie Hartman.  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.”

As this site is being redesigned, we know there will be broken links and other bugs to work out.  We welcome any additions and corrections.  Please contact us with your contributions and comments.

SUBJECTS

Information about Park’s history has been organized into the subjects listed below.  Every page on the site is can be found within one of these subjects.

Businesses
Celebrations
Civic Milestones
Entertainment
Houses and Buildings
Jewish Community in the Park
Links
Medical Milestones
Neighborhoods and Subdivisions
Organizations
Park People
Schools
Sports
Transportation
Bodies of Water
Places of Worship

INDEX

This index of the History section of the web site is designed to supplement the subjects listed above.  The index has been simplified to reduce duplication and hopefully make things easier to find.  For example, to find a business, click on Businesses in the Subject list above.  This includes restaurants and bars.  These are not individually listed in the Index below.

If you can’t find a link for what you are looking for, please try the search function at the top of the page to find any content we have on the website.

Entries marked  Something in the Water  are pages that are only available in the book.

 

A

Amusement Parks
Animals
All-Aluminum House
Annexations
Automotive and Bicycle Milestones
ASAP Building: 3000 France Ave.

B

Community Band
Banks and Finance
BARS
Bass Lake
Beehive
Bicycle and Automotive Milestones
Border Changes
Brick Block (Walker and Hamilton Buildings)
Brookside Ave. Houses
Brookside Neighborhood
Browndale Neighborhood
Builders
(Postwar) Building Boom
BUILDINGS AND HOUSES
BUSINESSES

C

Cancer Concerns
Candlestick Park
Cars and Roads
Cedar Lake Heights
Cedar Lake Road Historic Buildings
CELEBRATIONS
Chamber of Commerce
Chancellors
Christian Science Church
Christie’s Gas Station
CHURCHES
City Hall
City Managers and Attorneys
City Parks
CIVIC MILESTONES
Class Reunions
Cobble Crest
The Coen Brothers
Community Band
Community Center (Lake Street)
Community Theater
Cooper Theater
Creosote Plant
Crime and Police

D

Dakota Ave.
Dan Patch:  The Railroad and the Horse
Dance and Drill Teams
Dancing Lessons
Milwaukee Road Depot
Discover St. Louis Park
City Directories
Diseases
Distinguished Alumni Award
Diversity
DOCTORS AND DENTISTS
Dog and Other Strays
Downtown St. Louis Park
Drugs in the Park

 

E

Early Park Businesses
Early Jewish Families
The Echo
The Echowan
Elderly Housing and Care Facilities
Electricity
ENTERTAINMENT
Excelsior and Grand
Excelsior Blvd.:  Gasoline Alley
Excelsior Blvd. Buildings
Excelsior Blvd. (Road)

F

Famous Parkites
Firemen’s Carnivals
Fires and Firefighting
Fitch Pet Hospital
Flight Milestones
Al Franken<
Thomas Friedman

G

Garbage and Recycling
Garden Clubs
Gas and Electricity
Glen Lake Tuberculosis Sanitarium
Golf
Grain Elevators
Gravel Pits
Gumby and Pokey –Plastidip

H

Halsey Hall -Also see  Something in the Water
Hamilton Building
Joseph Hamilton – Also see Something in the Water
Marie Hartmann – Also see Something in the Water
Hennepin County Poor Farm
Highway 7 (Road)
Highway 7 (Buildings)
Highway 12 (Road)
Highway 12 (Buildings)
Highway 18/169 (Road)
Highway 100 (Road)
Highway 100 (Buildings)
Highway 100’s Roadside Parks
Highway 100 Beehive
Hoffman-Callan Building: 3000 France Ave.
HOTELS
HOUSES AND BUILDINGS

I

Industrial Parks

J

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN ST. LOUIS PARK
(Glenn) Johnson Lake

K

Kid Cann
Theodore Kidder
Kilmer Neighborhood
Knollwood Plaza/Mall

L

Lakes and Ponds
Legislators
Dr. B. Robert Lewis
Library
Lilac Way Shopping Center
Lincoln Del
Links
Liquor in the Park

M

Manhattan Park
Mass Transit:  Streetcars and Buses
Mayors
MEDICAL MILESTONES
Methodist Hospital
Park’s Military History
Charles J. Miller
Water Mills
Milwaukee Road Depot
Minikahda Vista Neighborhood
Minnehaha Creek
Minnetonka Blvd. Buildings
Minnetonka Blvd. (Street)
Minorities
Miracle Mile Shopping Center
Miss St. Louis Park
Monitor Houses
Monitor Drill
Monkey Island
Mosquito Control
MOVIE THEATERS

N

How St. Louis Park Got its Name
National Lead – Also see Something in the Water
NEIGHBORHOODS AND SUBDIVISIONS
Newspapers
Nordic Ware
Nordic Ware Tower
The North Side
Notable Parkites
Nursing Homes

O

Early Ordinances
ORGANIZATIONS

P

Park Commons
Park High
Park Nicollet Medical Center
Park Shores
Park Theater – Also see Something in the Water
Parkettes
Parks and Recreation
City Parks
Parktacular
Pastime Riding Arena
Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
Peavey-Haglin Experimental Concrete Grain Elevator
PEOPLE
Perspectives, Inc.
Pest House
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Planning and Zoning
Police and Crime
Pollution
Hennepin County Poor Farm
Population of St. Louis Park
Post Office – Also see  Something in the Water
Postwar Building Boom
Poverty and Welfare
Power and Light:  Gas and Electricity
Private Schools
Public Health
Public Schools

Q

R

Race, Creed, and Color
RAILROADS
Rec Center
Recycling and Garbage
Redevelopment Projects
Republic Ave. Buildings
RESTAURANTS
Riding Stables
Highway 100 Roadside Parks
Robin Hood Days
Rock ‘n’ Roll in the Park
Roller Garden

S

St. Louis Park:  A Story of a Village by Norman Thomas
SCHOOLS
Schussler’s Mill
Senior Center
Senior High
Senior Center
Shelard Park
Sheriffs of Hennepin County
SHOPPING CENTERS
Skunk Hollow
SPORTS
State Legislators
STEP
Street Names
Streetcars
Stone Structures (Highway 100 Roadside Parks)
Sunset Gables Neighborhood
Superintendents of Schools
SYNAGOGUES

T
Taxi Service
Telephone and Telegraph
Television
Texa-Tonka Shopping Center
Tower Place
TRANSPORTATION
(Tucker’s) Tree House

U

United Way
Upland View (Brookside Ave.)
Utilities:

V

Vail in the Park
Vernon Ave. Historic Buildings
Veterans’ Housing
Veterans’ Memorial
VETERINARIANS
St. Louis Park Becomes a Village
Village in the Park – From the Re-Echo

W
The Waiting Station
Walker Building
Walker Houses
T.B. Walker
Park in Times of War
BODIES OF WATER
Water and Plumbing
Waterville Mill
Wayside House
Wayzata Blvd. (Road).
Wayzata Blvd. (Buildings)
WEATHER
Welfare
West End
Westwood Hills:  Golf Course, Nature Center, Neighborhood
Westwood Shopping Center
Wolfe Lake
Wooddale Ave. Buildings
Wooddale/Highway 100 Buildings
Frank Lloyd Wright (Olfelt) House

X

Y

Z