It’s not often than I stumble across a street in Minneapolis that I’ve never heard of, such as Oak Park Ave & Dorr Drive. Finding two at an intersection was even more surprising as I pulled up to the East side of the tracks near Theodore Wirth Golf Course. This was the starting point for a run four miles North along Xerxes Ave N with a return alphabetically to the East on Washburn Ave N.
Reuben Lindh Family Services at 15th & Xerxes offers early childhood educational services throughout Minneapolis. The About section of the website offers some history on the organization, including, of course, Reuben Lindh’s background.
The Willard-Homewood Neighborhood signs are have a clean look and rock the neighborhood watch scene. I haven’t noticed any correlation between what I perceive as a neighborhood’s crime threat and use of the neighoborhood watch logo. Does it have a deterrent effect?
Just to the North of Broadway is the pro-doughnut church, Parkway United Church of Christ.
Victory Memorial Parkway is lined with trees commemorating the Hennepin County servicemen of World War I. Plaques can be found next to each tree. A tudor style home was for sale near 40th Ave N along here that is worth checking out. The owner was picking up leaves by hand while his agent put out open house signs. Anyone with that level of detail has probably taken good care of their home. They’re asking $269,900. If copper pipes aren’t a big deal to you, there is a home a block South for $200,000 less.
At approximately 48th Ave N, Xerxes runs into tracks that separate the Victory neighborhood from their Shingle Creek neighbors to the North.
Washburn was a very well maintained street with mature trees and lots of tudor style homes, such as this row here.
At the end of my run, I passed a few large properties along Washburn that likely have some pretty cool views of Theodore Wirth Golf Course off their back since they sit up on a hill. I’m not sure why this particular home has steel cutouts of sports, but I kind of dig it.