Historic Photo of the Week: Bruer Bros Lumber

Featured, History, Lyn-Lake — By on February 11, 2013 6:32 am

Bruer Brothers Lumber was located along the north side of today’s Midtown Greenway trench (formerly the Milwaukee Road 29th Street railroad trench) between Aldrich Avenue and Garfield Avenue. The section between Lyndale Avenue and Garfield Avenue was primarily a storage yard while the section between Lyndale Avenue and Aldrich Avenue had their mill, shipping, receiving, sales office, additional yard space, etc.

Bruer Bros Lumber

This photo, likely taken between fall 1914 to spring 1915, is taken looking northeast at the storage yard between Lyndale Avenue and Garfield Avenue in Lyn-Lake.

 

NE of Greenway & Lyndale Avenue

This photo was taken in 2006 of the same property.

 

Murals of Lyn-Lake

This photo was taken in 2009 and shows what is now located on the property.

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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