The Minneapolis riverfront / Iric Nathanson.

Author
Nathanson, Iric [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2014]
Description
127 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.

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Illustrated works [Browse]
Series
Images of America [More in this series]
Summary note
Provides a sweeping view of the area during its cycles of growth, decline, and rebirth. The images are provided by the Hennepin County Library Special Collections, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Hennepin History Museum, and the author's own camera. With the Mississippi River's only true waterfalls at its front door, Minneapolis harnessed the power of the falls to become an international milling center. Changing market conditions, though, forced Minnesota's largest city to give up its preeminent position in the milling world after World War I. As the local milling industry gradually faded away, Minneapolis turned its back on its riverfront origins. By 1950, a once-bustling commercial area along the banks of the Mississippi had become an industrial wasteland. Then, a decade later, the seeds of renewal were planted when some urban pioneers recognized the potential of this long-ignored historic district. By the first decade of the 21st century, the riverfront had reemerged as a vibrant residential, cultural, and recreational center. --From publisher description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (page 127).
Contents
Early times -- Frontier days -- Economic boom -- Beyond the city's center -- The long slide -- The new era -- The riverfront in the 21st century.
Other title(s)
Images of America : the Minneapolis riverfront
ISBN
  • 9781467112765
  • 1467112763
LCCN
2014941398
OCLC
885224844
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