Elliot Park, just south of downtown Minneapolis, is bounded on the north by Fifth Avenue South and Fifth Street South, on the east by Highway 55, on the south by 18th Street East and on the west by Fourth Avenue South. The area was first surveyed in the 19th century, just four years after the founding of Minneapolis. The park that’s the neighborhood’s namesake was created on land donated by Dr. Joseph Elliot, a physician who owned a farm there. Many mansions were built in the neighborhood in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Those large homes were eventually converted into apartments to accommodate economic changes and a large influx of new residents. The neighborhood is home to two prominent institutions: Hennepin County Medical Center and North Central University.
Source: City of Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile
Angharad Guy responded to my request for neighborhood tour guides via Twitter. I was excited she signed up because she is the author of a food blog I enjoy, Eating for England, in which she posts recipes inspired by growing up in England and her adopted home of Minneapolis. Warning: her photos will make your tummy growl with hunger! Angharad also works for a non-profit arts organization. Since September 2009, Angharad has lived in Elliot Park with her husband Dan and their two cats, Juan and Jamal.
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