Minneapolis and Tangletown Neighborhood Landmarks

Tom Balcom
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

What is a neighborhood and how does change make it better, lessen it, or make it a different world? Step into the past with a presentation illustrated by maps and photographs of historical interest.  The maps show what most of south Minneapolis looked like prior to urban development.  The photos are of early downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River, as well as historical and current-day images of Tangletown.  These maps and photos provide a sense of place, identity, and pride in the city where we live.

Tom Balcom grew up in Minneapolis, majored in Geography/Urban and Regional Planning at the U of M, and worked in planning and environmental protection programs at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  In retirement, Tom enjoys doing historical research and writing, as well as giving bus, bike, and walking tours of the city and south Minneapolis neighborhoods”.