Historic Photo of the Week: 28th & Lyndale Gas Station

Featured, History, The Wedge — By on April 29, 2013 6:10 am

On the northeast corner of 28th Street and Lyndale Avenue, where today the Greenleaf Lofts is located, there once was a gas station. This early 1960s (probably 1962) photograph, shows demolition of an existing gas station and auto garage on the corner. The demolition allowed for the construction of an addition to the Salem English Lutheran Church.

Gas Station

The gas station on the northeast corner of 28th Street and Lyndale Avenue, approximately 1962. Photo courtesy of Salem English Lutheran Church.

The contractor used for demolition appears to be Carl Bolander & Sons Company, which has been around since 1924.

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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