Run Minneapolis: Kasota, SE Como Marcy Holmes, & Seward

Highway 280 Entrance Ramp at Kasota

Carly dropped me off at Kasota and Highway 280 on Saturday for a one-way route from there home through SE Como, the U of MN, Augsburg College, and the Seward Neighborhood.

Heading East, to the South is a massive train yard that separates the Como neighborhood from Prospect Park. It’s home to many warehouses, including a Home Depot lumber distribution center and this food warehouse:

Food Warehouse

Kasota eventually turns into Elm, which runs toward the U of MN with SE Como neighoborhood homes on the North side of the road:

Elm Street

Some of our local ABC owned radio stations seem to be based along here:

92 KQRS 93X and LOVE 105 Offices

This particular area of SE Como feels like student slums with outdoor couches, beer bottles in yards, and graffiti.

Bunge Building

This sign explains how to bike to Barley John’s (sort of):

Minneapolis Diagonal Trail - Como Neighborhood

I worked my way through the Van Cleve Community Center then past the Bunge tower (in the background) where a new condo development is going up:

Van Cleve Community Center

I followed Como Ave SE until I hit 35W, then took a left on what turns into 10th St. That took me into the Marcy Holmes neighborhood, which prides itself on being Minneapolis’ first neighborhood. They play up the Stone Arch Bridge, downtown fireworks, and local graffiti on their sign:

Marcy Holmes Historic Neighborhood

Then I hit what I consider to be the secondary frat row of the U of MN. The main being on University Ave. Here are the houses:

Theta Tau House

Sigma Alpha Mu House

Sigma Alpha Mu House

Kappa Kappa Gamma House

Former Delta Delta Delta?

Former Delta Delta Delta House?

Gamma Phi Beta House

Then I crossed the Mississippi on the 10th St Bridge and got this shot of the 35W bridge over the churning river with the Minneapolis skyline in the background:

35W Bridge and Minneapolis Skyline form 10th Ave Bridge

The same bridge facing the U of MN:

U of MN from 10th St Bridge

I passed through the East bank of the U of MN then onto Augsburg College’s campus:

Augsburg College

Where I saw the tower that’s visible from I-94:

Augsburg Tower

And a guy practicing corner kicks:

Augsburg Soccer

I turned South on 25th Ave S and saw the Bethany Lutheran Church at Franklin Ave:

Bethany Lutheran Church

Followed by the Emmanuel Tabernacle Church a couple blocks later:

Emmanuel Tabernacle Church

25th runs into a warehouse, so I looped around onto 24th St E heading West where I peaked down historic Milwaukee Avenue S:

Milwaukee Ave S

And 22nd Ave S:

22nd Ave S at 24th St E

Then I headed East on 25th past the Eagles Club:

Fraternal Order of Eagles #34

Skol Liquors:

Skol Liquors

Matthew’s Park:

Matthews Park

The now-closed Cliquot Club Cafe:

Cliquot Club Cafe - Orange Crush

The open and awesome Birchwood Cafe:

Birchwood Cafe

And then took a right on 38th Ave S which took me through Brackett Park. At 29th St, I headed East past Bread of Life Lutheran Church for the Deaf:

Bread of Life Lutheran Church for the Deaf

And First Free Methodist Church:

First Free Methodist Church

Then I headed for home along 45th and passed Hiawatha-Lake Auto Uphostery:

Hia-Lake Auto Upholstery

This place has clearly been there for a long time and has outlasted a ton of other automotive related businesses along E Lake Street from the time when E Lake St was home to many car dealers. This spot, being less than two blocks from the river, has the potential for something significant should they ever decide to sell.

One thought on “Run Minneapolis: Kasota, SE Como Marcy Holmes, & Seward”

  1. You passed thru 2 of my former hoods… the “student slums” which I LOVE (enough to have lived in 3 different homes there) and Milwaukee Ave S.

    9 miles, you’re getting up there!

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