Run Minneapolis: 31st & 33rd Streets, Longfellow

My ankle is back from the dead and I’m running again. My first run was this past Monday, so 16 days after I took myself out at the corner of 26th & Bryant Ave N.

31st St E & 46th Ave S

Starting from 46th Ave S & 31st St E in the Longfellow Neighborhood, I headed West toward Minnehaha where I passed Holy Trinity Lutheran Church:

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Then a stained glass shop, Glass Endeavors:

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and 55406’s post office at the corner of 31st & 27th Ave S:

55406 Post Office

Heading South on Minnehaha Ave S, I passed Elite Cleaners which has a sign for gift certificates. A great option for friends with dry cleaning needs:

Elite Cleaners & Launders

Followed by Bradshaw Funeral & Cremation on the first of many wedge blocks where the SSE running Minnehaha Ave bumps up against the grid:

Bradshaw Funeral & Cremation Service

Minnehaha has a ton of 2-4 story apartment buildings including this one at 32nd St E:

Apartment Building on Minnehaha Ave S

Danko Dairy & Foods has been closed for a couple years now at 33rd & Minnehaha:

Danko's Dairy Foods

Heading East on 33rd from Minnehaha, I passed this great mural on a wall that used to get tagged all the time:

Mural at 33rd St at Minnehaha Ave S

Crossed the tracks that service the mills:

33rd st Railroad Crossing

And turned around at the Moto Mart where a 62 year old woman was run over and killed in 2005 by a group of thieves after stealing $50 from her hand:

Moto Mart

Turning around and heading east on 33rd, I noticed a Longfellow Neighborhood sign. Notice how welcoming Longfellow is compared to Linden Hills where they put neighborhood watch logos on their signs:

Longfellow Welcomes You

I then passed a bus stop at Minnehaha where I was once offered a blowjob for $60. She was cool with heading behind Danko for the service. I was not.

Minnehaha & 33rd Ave S Bus Stop

A few blocks later I passed another church, Indian Fellowship Assembly?:

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And another, Christ Church Lutheran. This Eliel Saarinen designed church was built in 1949 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Then the closed Cooper Elementary School at 44th Ave S:

Cooper School

At 48th Ave S I headed North. 48th is a really cool street. It’s 2-blocks long and 1-way between 33rd & 32nd. Very quiet for a Minneapolis block:

48th Ave S

Danebo, the Danish American Center, a senior home for people of Danish descent and host of many Danish festivals:

Danebo

And I wrapped up by passing the private Christian school, Minnehaha Academy. I believe this building opened in 1913 which makes up a small portion of the school’s North campus. Tuition current runs $13,875 per year for 6th-12th Grade.

Minnehaha Academy

It’s good to be running again.

3 thoughts on “Run Minneapolis: 31st & 33rd Streets, Longfellow”

  1. yay! glad to hear you’re running again!!

    seriously! that danko’s space need to have something in it.

    for awhile there was a piano in it, and at times over the last,
    like, 5 yearsit has appeared that some thing was happening,
    but nope.

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