Location: Longfellow Recreation Center and Park. More about the Minneapolis Park System http://www.minneapolisparks.org/home.asp
Photo: Katie Simon-Dastych
I noticed this engraved stone block today for the first time. The short story is that WPA operated a limestone quarry in Minnehaha Park that was used for bridges, retaining walls among other things. This link has a full description and it’s a great read: http://minneapolisparkhistory.com/tag/wpa/
Photo: David Owen
Laura picked up a new pair of earrings from creator and LoLa artist, Nicole Fierce (right). Nicole’s husband, Bret, is pictured as well. Both Nicole and Bret are viewable on the tablet in the lower right showing Nicole’s blown glass process.
Photo: Guthrie Byard
In Jeff Weispfenning’s “Art Cave,” his wife Sarah Brunsvold (left), a Longfellow365 guest photographer, helps fellow art enthusiasts plan their next LoLa stop.
Photo: Amanda Mohan
Longfellow neighbors and friends Liam and Eyala take a spin on the playground at Howe School. This playground equipment, benches and a large garden were built at the school after it reopened by volunteers with help from the Minnesota Vikings
Photo: Robert Ball
The Patton family have been “charding their yard” in Longfellow for nearly two decades, since long before it became fashionable. Part of their plan includes fruit trees in the yard. The plum tree is close to harvest now, its branches covered with deep bluish-purple fruit.
Photo: Jane Strauss