Report to the Legislative Commission on Highways Concerning Development of the Interstate Highway System in the Twin City Metropolitan Area

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1960-04
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This report, covering the history of Interstate Highway Route development in the Twin City area for presentation to the Legislative Commission on Highways in Minnesota, was compiled from information, reports, and records on file within the Department which pertained to the network in general, with specific reference to that portion of the Freeway System in the central core area of Minneapolis, the University district, Como district, Prospect Park district, Merriam Park district, and Beltrami Park district. The location of the Interstate Highway through sections of the above districts has been questioned by various groups representing residents of those areas. This report outlines the many and varied studies made by the Department of Highways and its consulting engineers in close liaison with city and county engineers and planners, and other interested groups . The studies began with designation of a Strategic Highway System in 1941; subsequent planning for an interregional system and an expressway system; culminating in the present Freeway System as proposed by this Department, and officially approved by the governing bodies of the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and the Bureau of Public Roads;

Report on the Relation of Landscape Design to Highway Development in the State of Minnesota: Reactions and Recommendations

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1936-11
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Arthur R. Nichols was a landscape architect in Minnesota. He worked extensively with the Minnesota Department of Highways (MDH) and designed many of the historic roadside properties in the state. This report is his reaction to MDH's Landscape Program, which set out the department's plans and goals for the landscape design of the new state highway system.

35E Parkway Design Concept Document

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1985-11
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This report is the Design Concept Document for the Interstate 35E Parkway from the Grand/Ramsey Interchange to I-94 in St. Paul, Minnesota (see Figure 1). It was prepared for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the City of St. Paul and the Federal Highway Administration. The Design Concept Document facilitates the efficient completion of a compatible final design for this important gap in the Interstate highway system .

Graeser Park fountain and beehive, c. 1940

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1940
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This photograph shows the fountain and the beehive fireplace at Graeser Park Historic Roadside Property circa 1940. The fountain is no longer in operation.

Graeser Park rock garden, c. 1940

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1940
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This photograph shows the newly built Graeser Park circa 1940. The stone picnic table, fountain, and the beehive fireplace can be seen in the photo.