Milwaukee Avenue: Community Renewal in Minneapolis

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In the 1970s, a politically savvy and hardworking neighborhood organization, the Seward West Project Area Committee (PAC), outmaneuvered a public agency's renewal plan to demolish approximately 70 percent of a historic neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Demolition would have included all the houses on Milwaukee Avenue, a half-hidden, very narrow two-block-long street flanked by small brick houses. Built in the 1880s, many of these houses were the very first homes in Minneapolis. "Milwaukee Avenue" offers a unique presentation of determined citizens saving their neighborhood in a decade that changed history.
ISBN: 9781626194342
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Minnesota
Images: 62
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Roscoe has over thirty-five years of architectural office experience. His education includes a bachelor of arts degree in art history and five years at the School of Architecture, University of Minnesota. He was a partner in the architectural firm Roark, Kramer & Roscoe Design for fifteen years and has also served for twenty-one years on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.
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