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Saturday, February 26, 2011
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This blog thread posted by the Irving Inquisition uses some explicit language, as well as depicting some aspects of life in North Minneapolis that some readers may find objectionable. Reader discretion is advised.
Neighborhood of Times Past—Part 1
This posting is going to honor the past, and reflect back on some of the memories in 2210 Irving before the slumlords took over; eventually leading to the property's demolition. New follower to this blog, Laurel Springman, grew up in 2210 Irving Avenue North. She was gracious enough to share with photos with me of the neighborhood from back in the day. In turn, I shall share them with all of you.
|Laurel Springman's grandparents in front of 2210 Irving Avenue North in 1979.|
The photo above dates back to 1979. As you can see by the picture, the house looks well kept, and there’s actually a yard… with grass… I’ve never known this property to have these features, so to me it’s like waking up in an alternate reality. The people shown above are Springman’s grandparents.
|Pictures like these remind me of my own childhood.|
This is little Laurel sitting in front of a door that leads to the front entry. As you can see, the house was up to date—for that time period anyway—with the popular thick orange-brown carpeting that used to be popular in those days.
|It's hard to believe this kitchen doesn't exist anymore.|
Laurel and her cousin are seen above in the kitchen—washing dishes I presume—back in 1977 or 78. The kitchen was renovated in the 60’s, but still had the woodwork. This appears almost timeless, because I’ve walked into a million homes not unlike 2210 Irving and have seen strikingly similar kitchens; even 30 years later.
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- Reality Check
- Mea Culpa
- Remember This Date
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