Within Logan Park neighborhood’s boundaries lies about one-fourth the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District’s land, a half-dozen of its major buildings and many more influences.
Michael Tolan, in a project of Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, compiled these assets and many interview stories into a map and website (click link below).
He tells of Mat Somlai’s “Block Studios” modeled on Little Free Libraries, but for art creations and supplies.
Tolan discovered that the General Mills plant at 1201 Jackson Street, while down from 36 employees 34 years ago, to 13 today, is still operating. It produces the oat flour for Cheerios, and has developed such tight separation from other products as to be labeled gluten free.
We will look at the changes coming to the Quincy Street corridor for a future article, through Tolan’s work.
The project’s site was created in partnership with CGIS at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs. http://umn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=6405b696e1494523ba7f0d94b506745c