Historic Photo of the Week: 29th Street RR

Featured, Hennepin-Lake, History — By on June 17, 2013 6:05 am

This undated photo, likely from 1930s or 1940s, looks west from the Hennepin Avenue bridge at the railroad that followed the 29th Street corridor. There’s a lot of interesting things in here, such as the Calhoun Beach Club building in the distance or the barrels on the ground or the box car that is adjacent what looks like a loading platform, which is adjacent the West High School field.

29th Street railroad tracks at Hennepin

29th Street railroad tracks at Hennepin. Photo courtesy of Hennepin County Library Special Collections.

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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