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2108-30 East Lake: Twin City Rapid Transit Lake Street Station and Car Yard

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2108-30 East Lake: Twin City Rapid Transit Lake Street Station and Car Yard marker image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 26, 2019
1. 2108-30 East Lake: Twin City Rapid Transit Lake Street Station and Car Yard marker
Inscription.  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.

Inaugurado en 1910, Lake Street Station fue uno de los primeros concesionarios de coches un usar el sistema de tranvías Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRT) sirviendo Minneapolis y St. Paul. En su auge en 1920 contraba con 530 millas de vías y 1,021 tranvías sirviendo a 238 millones de pasajeros. Lake Street Station tenía 180 tranvías y 500 empleados: operadores y conductores, mecánicos

View of marker near the southwest corner of E. Lake St. and 22nd Ave. S. image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, May 26, 2019
2. View of marker near the southwest corner of E. Lake St. and 22nd Ave. S.
y encargados, y personal de oficina. Funcionaba día y noche, siete días por semana. Se duplicaba el número de tranvías dos veces por día a la hora de mayor tránsito. Se desmontó el sistema a favor de autobuses en 1954, y al poco tiempo la estación se domolió, siendo transformado en centro de compras.

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Erected 2012 by Lake Street Council. (Marker Number 2.)
 
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); 3010 Minnehaha Avenue South: Fire Station No. 21 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Longfellow School (approx. 0.3 miles away);

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3012 Minnehaha Avenue South: Lauritzen Wagon and Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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