Longfellow

Minneapolis MN 55406

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Longfellow

Longfellow is south of Downtown Minneapolis between the city's eastern border with the Mississippi River and the Metro Blue Line, Longfellow takes its name from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the renowned American poet who wrote "The Song of Hiawatha" based on native Dakota lore in Minnesota which included Minnehaha Falls. Hiawatha Avenue, running through Longfellow, is the main thoroughfare leading north into Downtown Minneapolis and south to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport.

The neighborhood is full of great attractions, like Minnehaha Falls, as well as great bars and restaurants including Town Talk Diner, Sonora Grill, and Craftsman. The neighborhood is gentrifying quickly with new apartment buildings, condos, and restaurants opening up frequently.

History

The area was largely built from 1906 through the 1920s when streetcar and residential rail connected the area to Downtown Minneapolis. Most of these early homeowners were first and second-generation Scandinavians this area continued to be a major immigrant hub with a high foreign-born or second-generation population. The neighborhood now serves as a major residential and shopping destination in Minneapolis.

Attractions

Longfellow is home to the Danish American Center, Minnehaha Academy, Christ Church, and the Longfellow House. Lock and Dam No. 1 is located on the southern edge of the neighborhood and offers a bird's-eye view of the locks on the Mississippi as well as the boats navigating the river.

Minnehaha Park is a historic city park on the shores of the Mississippi River that includes picnic areas, trails, sculptures, and the 53-foot waterfalls, which are a national attraction.

Minnehaha Mile & East Lake Street are commercial corridors containg restaurants, antique/vintage and retro stores along with many unique stores and businesses.

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