I love aerial photography so today you get to take a peak back at the Franklin Avenue and Hennepin Avenue intersection from sometime post 1923 and likely before 1938. This area of Uptown (though it wasn’t considered part of Uptown then) was mostly built between 1890 and 1910 with only a handful of buildings being added in the early 1920s. The photo is from a series that mostly date between 1923 and 1938.
We’re looking north up Hennepin (angled street). The bottom street running horizontally is 22nd Street.
A couple of items to note:
- There is a gas station at 22nd and Hennepin where Central Bank is located today.
- Only the buildings facing Franklin (Scottish Rite Temple and Sebastian Joe’s Building) are still existing today for the block bounded by Franklin, Hennepin, 22nd, and Dupont.