The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota
—27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —African American families were among the first to settle in the neighborhood that grew south of East Lake Street. During much of the 20th century, restrictive housing covenants limited where African Americans could buy homes. Minority homeownership was possible along Snelling Avenue, making it one of the few areas in early 20th century Minneapolis where African Americans were able to establish a long-term community. Its location, along the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul (CM&StP) rail corridor, was a key appeal. At the time, African Americans were typically limited to certain types of employment, and the railroads offered some of the best-paying jobs around. The CM&StP provided a variety of jobs in the yards at Hiawatha and Lake Street, as well as positions as porters, cooks, waiters, and coachmen.
|Placed By||Lake Street Council|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 481382 N 4977223|
|Decimal Degrees||44.94820000, -93.23600000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 56.892', W 93° 14.16'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 56' 53.52" N, 93° 14' 9.6" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
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