While I was looking for some information about an interesting block of rowhouses we saw just west of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, I stumbled on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission website. If you like distinctive architecture, their historic landmarks and districts website is a great tool to plan a walking or driving tour. It lists all of the registered sites, plots them on a map, gives some short info about them, and includes current and historic photos. It rocks....even though I still haven't figured out the story with those rowhouses we saw.
Image: Despatch Laundry Building, 2611 1st Avenue South, courtesy of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission.