The Museum in the Streets: Minneapolis, Minnesota
—27th and Lake: Industry and Transportation Infrastructure —In 1911, Axel Anderson established his lunchroom to serve railroad and streetcar workers employed at the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad yards, located just a few blocks to the north and at the Lake Street Station of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company across the street. Axel's quickly drew workers from the two busy companies, and Anderson accommodated them by staying open all night. Anderson was one of the 60,000 Swedes who immigrated to Minnesota in the 1880s. He first moved to a farm near Grove City, Minnesota; then at age 18, he arrived in Minneapolis, where he began a career as a waiter in a series of downtown restaurants. By the time he opened Axel's, he had enough experience to know how to make a restaurant successful.
|Placed By||Lake Street Council|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 481123 N 4977257|
|Decimal Degrees||44.94850000, -93.23928333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 56.91', W 93° 14.357'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 56' 54.6" N, 93° 14' 21.42" W|
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