As soon as I spotted the Quigley Architects sign on a lot near Minnehaha Parkway and Humboldt Avenue South, I knew I'd have a destination to keep me walking outside this winter. I love watching the progression of construction projects and my love of architecture will keep me motivated to walk passed it regularly.
On a recent walk-by, I realized that I could create a walking route that includes some of my favorite sections of Lynnhurst and Fulton neighborhoods. I'm excited to have a loop that I can walk in 30-45 minutes depending on weather and sidewalk conditions.
The route is a three mile loop - here's a Google map.
In addition to walking by the homes on Minnehaha Parkway, this route crosses Minnehaha Creek at a pretty spot (a bit west of Morgan Avenue S). There are some interesting homes along 52nd Street. Once you reach Upton Ave S, head south. One of my favorite streets in Minneapolis is Forestdale Rd. A great detour from the loop would be to walk along the same stretch of Upton Ave S twice to hit up Red Cedar Lane, a magical street as documented on an old neighborhood walking tour event description:
Red Cedar Lane, one of the most beautiful secrets in the Twin Cities, was laid out by architect John Jager beginning in 1904. Jager planted red cedars along the street that now form a luxuriant and aromatic canopy that makes the street seem like an outdoor room. The area has Jager’s own house and several others designed by William Gray Purcell and Frederick Strauel. Tour begins with a short slide lecture to introduce these designers and their architecture.
Today it was 18° so I didn't document much of the walk but I did take a photo of my walking muse so I could document its progress to date. I hope to capture more of this walk in the future.
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