From our temporary Minneapolis Mill District home, a rented condominium, I love to stare out at a place that was once a busy rail yard serving flour mills. I imagine the complex pattern of rail tracks, the sounds of shunting locomotives, and the sulfurous smoke.
|2018 view towards the northwest from our current home.|
We'll be living in our current home until we move to the building next door to a condominium that is under construction. We expect to move early in 2019.
In the following map and aerial photograph,
- The blue arrow indicates the direction of the "2018 view towards the northwest from our current home" (pictured above);
- The yellow callouts show the approximate locations of our current home (2018) and our future home (2019).
|Aerial view, 1938. [John R. Borchert Map Library, University of Minnesota.]|
We are eager to move to our new "perch." The view to the northwest will be similar to our current view, but at a higher elevation. We'll also gain a view towards the southwest.
Note: The stereograph at the top of this post is included, with permission, from Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library.
|Looking up at our windowless 2019 home from Gold Medal Park. (February 2018)|