This rainy run started just to the West of the light rail on 40th St E at 31st Ave S. I headed West from there past Roosevelt High School where neighboring residents have added murals to their properties:
Further West, I passed Standish Green Condos at Standish & 40th, which were built on the former site of Standish Elementary. The development is a bit modern for the neighborhood.
At 20th Ave S, I passed Sibley Field where the hockey rinks have thawed but are a little soggy for baseball at this point. There are some cool houses overlooking the park on the West side.
The Fountain of Life Gospel Church stands out at 10th Ave S:
Phelps Field sits between Chicago and Park Aves. This shot is from the SE corner:
I turned at Park Ave S and headed back on 41st St E where I passed a church in this corner shop at Chicago & 41st called Iglesia Luz de Fe y Esperanza en Cristo Jesus:
The Southwest corner of Bloomington Ave S & 41st has a 1-square block park / flood zone. I don’t know the name for it. This neighborhood has a gentle roll to it, so it makes sense to set aside some land rather than build on the low-points. The parks play a dual role in cases like this:
The residential garages and businesses on the SE corner of Bloomington & 41st have a history of challenges with graffiti. The murals are a welcome alternative:
16th Ave S is home to Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church?:
At 28th Ave S, I ran into Roosevelt High School where Jesse Ventura went back in the day. The website’s homepage makes it sound like a trade school.
Across the street from the school is the Roosevelt branch of the Hennepin County Library System. It’s faced the financial chopping block a over recent years and I believe it was closed for a while.
And before finishing my run, I passed yet another Lutheran church. This one, Oromo Lutheran Church, is next door to the library on 28th:
Some rain. Some rolling terrain. Some ankle pain. And 4.39 more miles logged.