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Longfellow School

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Longfellow School marker image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, June 8, 2019
1. Longfellow School marker
Inscription.  Initially known as Centennial School, the original Longfellow School stood on the NE corner of Lake and Minnehaha between 1876 and 1919. In the early 1880s, the City of Minneapolis annexed the area, and the Minneapolis Board of Education gained jurisdiction over the school, renaming it Longfellow. The school was expanded in 1887 and 1908 to accommodate a growing population. Because it lacked a playground, students used the land of Jake Martin, who lived across the street. If a ball broke a window in Mr. Martin's barn, the student was sent to apologize and pay for a new pane. In 1918, Longfellow School relocated to a new building at 31st Avenue and 31st Street. The original school building was demolished in 1919 and the property was redeveloped as a commercial site.

Conocido anteriormente como Centennial School, el original Longfellow School estaba en la esquina noreste de Lake y Minnehaha entre 1876 y 1919. Temprano en los 1880, la Ciudad de Minneapolis anexó la zona, y la Junta Educacional de Minneapolis adquirió jurisdicción sobre la escuela, renombrándola Longfellow. Se expandió en 1887 y 1908 para alojar una creciente

View of marker near the southeast corner of E. Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave. image. Click for full size.
By McGhiever, June 8, 2019
2. View of marker near the southeast corner of E. Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave.
población. Al no poseer patio de recreo, los alumnos usaban el terreno de Jake Martin, quien vivía enfrente. Si le rompían una ventana, se mandaba al alumno culpable a pedir perdón y a pagar por una nueva. En 1918 la escuela se trasladó a un nueva edificio en 31st Avenue y 31st Street. La escuela original se domolió en 1919, renovándose el sitio para uso comercial.

This panel is sponsored by the Longfellow Community Council
 
Erected 2012 by Lake Street Council. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 44° 56.898′ N, 93° 14.031′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue, on the right when traveling east on E. Lake Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2613 E Lake St, Minneapolis MN 55406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3010 Minnehaha Avenue South: Fire Station No. 21 (a few steps from this marker); 3012 Minnehaha Avenue South: Lauritzen Wagon and Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); 2701 East Lake: International Order of Odd Fellows (within shouting distance of this marker); 2629 East Lake: Minnehaha Grill (within shouting distance of this marker); 2721-23 East Lake: Lake Theater

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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snelling Avenue: African American Community (about 600 feet away); 2730 East 31st Street: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (about 700 feet away); The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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