The Eagles installed on the Convention Center Plaza are artifacts removed from the 1927 era Auditorium which was located on the nearby site now occupied by the new Minneapolis Convention Center. The old Auditorium was bounded by Grant Street on the north, and Third Avenue on the east. The Eagles were part of four inscriptions which were located high on each corner of the Auditorium. The four inscriptions read:
Built for a community knit together by common needs and with a common devotion directing its common life
The highest expression of life is cooperative service for the common good
Every citizen owes his city constructive interest in his city's affairs
Location. 44° 58.2′ N, 93° 16.485′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on Grant Street / 2nd Avenue south of 12th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Convention Center Plaza, Minneapolis MN 55403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Minnesota (BB22) (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Minneapolis (CA36) Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Architects and Engineers Building (about 300 feet away); Wesley United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away); Founders of Central Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loring Park: Historic Districts and Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
More about this marker. Two other paired Auditorium Eagles are at the other end of the walkway across Convention Center Plaza, at Marquette Avenue and Alice Rainville Place, about 300 feet away.
Also see . . .
1. Minneapolis Auditorium History. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Minneapolis Auditorium: Then and Now. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.