Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
2108-30 East Lake: Twin City Rapid Transit Lake Street Station and Car Yard
The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota
— 27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —
Opened in 1910, the Lake Street Station was one of six carhouses used by the Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT) streetcar system that served Minneapolis and St. Paul. At its peak in 1920, TCRT had nearly 530 miles of track and 1,021 streetcars serving 238 million riders. Lake Street Station housed 180 streetcars and 500 employees: motormen and conductors who ran the cars, mechanics and cleaners who maintained them, and a small number of office personnel. The station ran around the clock, seven days a week. Twice each day the number of streetcars in service doubled to handle the rush hours. The streetcar system was dismantled in 1954 in favor of buses, and the Lake Street Station was demolished soon after. The land was redeveloped into a shopping center.
Erected 2012 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Minneapolis, Minnesota series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 44° 56.897′ N, 93° 14.435′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Lake Street and 22nd Avenue S., on the right when traveling east on E. Lake Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2217 East Lake: Axel's Lunch Room (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2107 East Lake: Porky's Drive-In (about 400 feet away); 2019 East Lake: Burma Shave (about 400 feet away); Hiawatha-Minnehaha Corridor (about 600 feet away); Snelling Avenue: African American Community (approx. ¼ mile away); Minneapolis-Moline (approx. ¼ mile away); 3010 Minnehaha Avenue South: Fire Station No. 21 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Longfellow School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.