McKinley neighborhood on Minneapolis' north side is bound on the north by Dowling Avenue North, on the south by Lowry Avenue North, on the west by Dupont Avenue North and on the east by the Mississippi River. The neighborhood and its elementary school are named for William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States. In 1996, with approval of the City Council, McKinley neighborhood annexed the North River Industrial Area. This area is located along the river and extends to Interstate 94. Many of the homes are two-story, single-family homes with wood frames; bungalows and some small stucco Tudors. Most of the houses were built between 1910 and 1930.
Source: City of Minneapolis Profile
Jen N. and her spouse, Jane M. have lived in McKinley since 2003. They are proud parents of Eliza. They also both happen to be in the ministry. Our tour guide Jen, is a pastor at Salem Lutheran in south Minneapolis. When she is not pastoring, she likes to walk, eat, hike, camp, travel, and interact with people. This summer she has a 6 week sabbatical and will be doing some work for a Lutheran retreat center in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state (Holden Village), a remote location that is difficult to access. She's excited about the time out there (and is out there as I write this blog post!).
The Tour Route