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Historical 
information


about the
Como 
neighborhood


in
Southeast 
Minneapolis

 * Bunge elevator photo (ca. 1930's)
from Bunge North America 
  


Directory excerpts of Como residents & businesses
1886/1887, 1922, 1936 (searchable by name, house number, etc.)  Online versions of the 1859/60 St. Anthony & Minneapolis directory and the 1909 Minneapolis directory (both viewable by last name)
 
 
"Como Architecture Styles: A Guide" with homes and businesses from the 1870s to recent days, the Como neighborhood in Minneapolis offers fine examples of a variety of American architectural styles. 
(v9 - 8/2/2008; 8 pages)
 

"A Como History Calendar 2006" topics include: worship, Pete's Como Barber Shop, Oaks Hardware, Van Cleve Park, housing, transportation, James T. Elwell, Grain elevators, General Mills Research Laboratories, The Rayvic Company, Museum Services, Calvin A. Tuttle, important dates, and an index
 

Historic re-survey of Como in 2011


Maps of the Como neighborhood


Minneapolis Diagonal Bike Trail kiosks chock-full of historical information. There are 3 kiosks located in Como, all along 18th Ave SE:  one at Elm St SE, and two at E. Hennepin Ave (NE & SE corners)
 

People -- Les Bolstad, Willis Calderwood, Bernt Eidsmo, Elwell Family, Hubert Humphrey, Blanche La Du, Captain John Rollins, Maria Sanford, Otto Schmitt, Mae Snow, John  Tate, Calvin Tuttle, The Van Cleves, Charles Way, Louis Wilson, and those featured in "Families of Como"
 
 
Places -- Bunge elevator, Columbus School, Como Congregational Church, General Mills Research Laboratories, Mattox Grocery, Tuttle School, Van Cleve Park, historical buildings and homes, the physical environment and listings of current & former Como businesses


Press about the Como area from 1882 to the present
   

Southeast Como Improvement Association history of the SECIA organization, incorporated in 1983




* Stimart Shoe Shop photo (ca. 1928) 2201 Como Ave SE;
from the Stimart Family Collection

History announcements

  • Minneapolis City Directories from 1859 to 1891 are now available online Good news from the Hennepin County Libraries website:Digitized City DirectoriesThere are 22 Minneapolis City Directories from 1859 to 1891 that are now accessible online.  Search by keyword or ...
    Posted Dec 25, 2011, 5:35 AM by jen@comogreenvillage.info
  • Circa 1900 photo of the frozen Silver Cascade emptying into the Mississippi River Silver Cascade in Winter from the Minneapolis Photo Collection in Special Collections at the Minneapolis Central Library. The cascade is completely frozen. River is still open at right. The Silver ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2011, 10:15 AM by jen@comogreenvillage.info
  • 4 Como properties recommended for further study & research Page 103 of the the CIty of Minneapolis' 2011 historic re-survey report includes the 63 properties found in the Central Core Survey Area (including Como) that are recommended for ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2011, 10:37 AM by jen@comogreenvillage.info
  • Historic re-survey summary findings Items of note found in the Central Core Survey Area (including Como and several other SE, NE, N & downtown neighborhoods): Sixty-three (63) individual properties Five (5) potential historic districts ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2011, 7:26 AM by jen@comogreenvillage.info
  • Star Tribune obituary for Como resident Valentyna Yermolenko A Como neighbor brought in this Star Tribune obituary about a fellow Como-ite.  We've included an excerpt and a link to the whole article about Valentyna's long ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2011, 10:13 AM by jen@comogreenvillage.info
  • The Central Core historic re-survey has been completed! OCTOBER 12, 2011 UPDATE:  Brian Schaffer is on the 10/25/11 agenda of the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission for the 2010-2011 Historic Resources Inventory: Camden Area, Central Core ...
    Posted Oct 12, 2011, 10:56 AM by jen@comogreenvillage.info
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* Columbus School photo (1922) Winter & "O" Sts NE
from Minneapolis Public Schools


Como history calendar