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Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Loring Park: Neighborhood Organizing

 
 
Loring Park: Neighborhood Organizing Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2015
1. Loring Park: Neighborhood Organizing Marker
Inscription.

The Loring Park neighborhood is home to one of the city's oldest neighborhood organizations. In 1972, neighbors banded together in a successful fight to prevent the demolition of the historic 1906 Loring Park Shelter Building. Forming the group Citizens for a Loring Park Community (CLPC), they would go on to be an important voice in directing the redevelopment of the neighborhood. The organization has since been involved in many efforts to improve the quality of life in the community.

These historic plaques were compiled by the following Loring Park residents: Richard Anderson, Robert Copland, Ray Harris, Kim Havey and John Van Heel. The plaques were designed by Shea Inc. and installed by Alatus LLC and the City of Minneapolis, 2010.

Find more info about the Loring Park neighborhood at www.loringpark.org

[Photo captions read]
Loring Park Building, circa 1974
Loring Park Building, circa 2010

Image Source: From the Collection of the Minnesota Historical Society, Loring Park Building, Fifteenth Street, Minneapolis, Photographer: Charles W. Nelson, Photograph Collection 6/1974. Photographer, Ryan P. ?, 5/2010. Text Source: In the Shadow of the City, A History of the Loring Park Neighborhood.
 
Erected 2010.
 
Location.

Loring Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Loring Park Markers
44° 58.198′ N, 93° 16.721′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on Grant Street west of Nicollet Mall, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone (here, next to this marker); Loring Park: Historic Districts and Buildings (here, next to this marker); Loring Park: Basilica and Churches (here, next to this marker); Loring Park: Loring Greenway and Housing (here, next to this marker); Wesley United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood (about 800 feet away); USS Minnesota (BB22) (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Minneapolis (CA36) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Loring Park, A Minneapolis Neighborhood. (Submitted on December 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Citizens for a Loring Park Community. (Submitted on December 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Loring Park Neighborhood Profile. (Submitted on December 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. History of the development around Loring Park in Minneapolis. (Submitted on December 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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