I couldn't make the MN-StF meeting but it was too nice outside to just putter about in here. Alerted by the carrietastic pixelene and encouraged by 7ivy7, I went down to Milwaukee Ave. The street is short -- the four blocks from Franklin to 24th St., where 23rd Ave. might have been -- and off the beaten track -- no cars. I parked near the Seward Cafe (by itself a trip down memory lane, which I'll talk about later) and walked up Milwaukee and down 22nd Ave. I'll post a montage, so you can get a greater sense of the quiet street and preserved architecture. For now, this picture, taken at what would have been the intersection of Milwaukee Ave. and 22nd St. in Minneapolis except that the street is cut off. Not wanting to build a house over the former intersection (I'm guessing), they made a mini park.
Milwaukee Ave, Minneapolis, May 17 2008CE brown sign on lamppost: Milwaukee Avenue Mini Park This Park Closes at 10pm No Drinking/Drugs Keep Our Park Safe sign on receptacle: No Pet Waste In Garbage
Not exactly the pastoral midwestern township as depicted in The Music Man, but very nice in a genteel way.