This blog covers everything except sports and gardening, unless we find a really good link about using dead professional bowlers for mulch. The author is a StarTribune columnist, has been passing off fiction and hyperbole as insight since 1997, has run his own website since the Jurassic era of AOL, and was online when today’s college sophomores were a year away from being born. So get off his lawn.

Say goodbye to your afternoon

Posted by: James Lileks under Architecture, Minnesota History Updated: May 9, 2013 - 12:35 PM

Simple, addictive, frustrating, full of useless exhileration - perfect time-waster. Have fun. 

THEN AND NOW A find from the postcard collector’s show. Can you identify this Minneapolis street? It’s rather difficult, since everything you see is gone.

 

I'm pretty sure it's now  . . . this.

 

 

The building in the distance is the old Post Office. The next one from the left, the Onieda. The "Minnesota Loan & Trust" was the Bank of Commerce.

 

Time was not kind to the street, was it.

 

Busy day; more later.

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