Neighborhood Namesake

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This statue of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stands on the slope between Longfellow Gardens and the lagoon above Minnehaha Falls. It and the nearby Longfellow House are the last vestiges of the original Longfellow Gardens. Unfortunately the hands are no longer attached. An interesting account of the travels of the left hand can be found in this page and the links at the bottom of it:

https://simmondskimberly.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/interview-with-frederik-ohles-author-of-the-secret-of-longfellows-hand/

Photo: Martin Schub

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