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Old Posted Oct 28, 2011, 1:54 AM
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Nicollet Island & St Anthony Main, Minneapolis

Nicollet Island is tiny, but packs a huge dose of quaintness: just a couple of residential streets, a park and an inn.



































Just across the river, St Anthony Main feels more in tune with the charm of Nicollet Island: it feels more like the tiny downtown of an upscale town than another corner of Northeast, but that is what's so great about this (my favorite) side of town (what can I say, I live here): big changes in ambiance just a handful of blocks away or much less in this case.

Just a couple of bridges away.


Yep, Cleveland built this one way out here.













This one immediately caught my eye.
















Still some improvements to be made on the eastern end.




Ending on a happier note:


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Old Posted Oct 28, 2011, 2:32 AM
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What a gem! thanks for sharing! Love the brick street
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I am loving your tours!
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Nicollet Island is one of the unknown tragedies of Minneapolis. It used to have several blocks of the city's nicest, most ornate row houses, but they fell into disrepair and were torn down. It's a nice, quaint place, but feels bizarrely underutilized given it's location.

The Grain Belt sign is classic Mpls.
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2011, 1:07 AM
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Wow, this is great!

That Earth Day sign hasn't aged well.
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Interesting. The Mississippi is such a different animal up there. It pains me that the Twin Cities takes so long to get to from here by car...it's a classically beautiful autumn midwestern drive, though.
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those houses are all very halloween-y. count me in as somebody appreciating the expanded minneapolis coverage here on ssp!
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Old Posted Nov 2, 2011, 8:44 AM
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Nicollet Island is very cool. I would love to live on it, those houses are walking distance to downtown but they feel like they are in their own little world.

I've heard that in the early 20th century it was the cities' red light district, which is probably why it fell into disrepair.
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Old Posted Nov 2, 2011, 4:27 PM
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Thank you for the pictures, Columbusite!

Nicollet Island and St Anthony Main are pretty. I´ve liked the wooden houses and the landscape.

It must be a quiet place to live in.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Glad to see MSP finally getting some attention on here. Great city and very underrated because of its location. Def a place I am considering moving. Great pics!
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charm personified!!!!
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Good stuff. The 'Pracna 1890' building is a beauty!
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