Hawthorne, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Hawthorne, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hawthorne Neighborhood
Location of Site: North Minneapolis
Neighborhood/s within: Hawthorne, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States

Hawthorne Minneapolis Hennepin County

The Hawthorne Neighborhood of the Near North Community in Minneapolis is one of the oldest and most diverse sections of the city with a distinctive variety of architectural styles spanning several decades and aesthetics. You can easily spot classic Victorians nestled among bungalows, Period Revival homes and early 20th Century style houses that met the needs of working class and immigrant communities of the Twin Cities.

The boundaries are Lowry Avenue North to the north, the Mississippi River to the east, West Broadway to the south, and Emerson Avenue North to the west.

The Hawthorne neighborhood is currently undergoing a period of significant redevelopment with plans underway for an innovative EcoVillage, a housing model that combines both environmentally sound and economically friendly building practices to encourage long-term, sustainable living in North Minneapolis. Still in its initial stages, the first cluster of the EcoVillage is planned near 30th Avenue North but is already attracting national interest...

Among the distinctive homes of the Hawthorne neighborhood are the large classic homes between 22nd and 23rd Avenue North on the west side of Dupont. The largest of these, the Baker-Emerson House at 2215 Dupont Avenue North reflects a Victorian sensibility with a wrap around front porch, a decorative sunburst motif in the front gable and stickwork trim.

The Hawthorne neighborhood is also the home of Farview Park, the oldest part of Minneapolis, the Nellie Stone Johnson School, and the Orvin Olson Park near the Mississippi River. Near Farview Park, you can spot the Andrew Olson house at 2635 Lyndale Avenue which has been a fixture of the Hawthorne Neighborhood since the1890s, now a refurbished Victorian with a vibrant, multicolor paint scheme accenting a variety of wall textures. It has a bell-roofed tower that had a solitary view of the park when it was first built.

Visitors to the Hawthorne Neighborhood are encouraged to drive along 26th Avenue where you can spot the distinctive Castle Town homes designed by William Kimball in the 1880s, and the eight concrete-block homes of Third and Fourth Street North. These are among the largest and oldest concrete block homes of Minnesota, originally designed to imitate the look of stone. They were originally built to market businessman William N. Holway's concrete block company.

The Hawthorne Neighborhood Council helps organize community activities and resources to meet the physical,cultural, social, and economic needs of its 6,000 residents. Source: Minneapolis/Saint Paul Home Tour newspaper-2008.


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Hawthorne Neighborhood Association [1]


    Buildings in Hawthorne, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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    Andrew Olson House, 2635 Lyndale Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 26352,635 Lyndale Avenue N
    Baker-Emerson House, 2215 Dupont Avenue North, Minneapolis Minnesota 22152,215 Dupont Avenue N
    Nellie Stone Johnson School, 807 27th Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 807807 27th Avenue N

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