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Brenda Ueland Home, 2620 44th Street West, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brenda Ueland moved into the house at 2620 West 44th Street, around 1954 when she was about 63 and lived there until she died at the age of 93 on March 5, 1985.14 Alice Kaplan documents about the writing in her later life “ Ueland continued to write short articles for several more decades—where she championed minor causes and underdogs, reflected on health and exercise, dramatized her habits and her self-discipline. Brenda Ueland also organized her articles and writings in the later years of her life. Brenda wrote: “What I’m trying to do now is put together my collected works and get it decently typed so it won’t be thrown in the posthumous ash can.” . At the age of 87, Brenda set an international swimming record in the 50-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle in the 80-and-over age group in a master’s swim meet at the University of Minnesota. In December 2016, developers filed a Demolition of a Historic Resource Application to demolish Brenda's house. Members of the Linden Hills History study group are opposing the demolition. March is National Women's History Month. Add a place related to Women's History to Placeography!

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