Historic Photo of the Week: 2941 Hennepin

Featured, Hennepin-Lake, History — By on January 14, 2013 7:59 am

2941 Hennepin has been a large retail space for many years in Uptown. Currently, Heartbreaker is located in the entire building but prior to that Elements sold furnishings and other household decor. Thomas Designs was in the space from the 1960s until the early-to-mid 1980s. Before that it was Rocket Furniture store.

Going back even further, it was a National Tea Company (later National Food Store) from the 1930s until the 1950s. The building was built in 1913 and was later remodeled.

Thomas Designs - Mid-1970s

A photo of the Thomas Designs space at 2941 Hennepin Avenue from the mid-1970s. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Snyder.


Heartbreaker currently occupies the 2941 Hennepin property. Photo courtesy of Google.com

Thatcher Imboden

How cities work and change, how they are the product of their inhabitants and outside forces, and the resulting livability keep me thinking and dreaming about the future. I work in transit oriented development and have a background in urban real estate development. I am Past President of an Uptown business organization, grew up in Uptown, was on an Uptown neighborhood association Board, and am an Uptown and Lyn-Lake historian.

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  1. joe says:

    Your photo of the week 2941 henn; it’s “peek.” “Peak” is a mountain top, “peek” is to sneak a look.

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