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

Longfellow School

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Longfellow School marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, June 8, 2019
1. Longfellow School marker
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
View of marker near the southeast corner of E. Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, June 8, 2019
2. View of marker near the southeast corner of E. Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave.
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una creciente 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.
Erected 2012 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Minneapolis, Minnesota series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
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); 2629 East Lake: Minnehaha Grill (within shouting distance of this marker); Minneapolis-Moline
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2721-23 East Lake: Lake Theater (about 500 feet away); Snelling Avenue: African American Community (about 600 feet away); 2730 East 31st Street: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (about 700 feet away); Minneapolis, Minnesota (approx. 0.2 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 June 9, 2019, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 27 times this year. 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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