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:


Then a stained glass shop, Glass Endeavors:


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?:


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


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:


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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