Minneapolis in the Modern Era: 1930-1975

We share the findings of the Minneapolis in the Modern Era, Historic Context Study.

The Minneapolis in the Modern Era: 1930 to 1975 historic context is a historic preservation planning tool that the City of Minneapolis uses to understand the historic themes and events which had a distinct and measurable impact on the City’s built environment. CPED staff use this context to understand and evaluate potential historic resources and local landmarks worthy of historic designation and preservation. It is focused on the following historical subjects and themes that changed the City’s architecture, landscapes, and neighborhoods:

  • The Great Depression, The New Deal, and World War II
  • Business and Industry
  • Urban Renewal, Interstate Highways, and Historic Preservation
  • Residential Development
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Arts, Culture and Recreation
  • Architecture and Architects

*The context study was made possible by a Legacy Grant funded through an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Minneapolis in the Modern Era: 1930-1975 Historic Context Study

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