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The one and only correct contestant for the November Phillips What Where was by Matthew Roed.  We have never had such a thorough answer along with additional commentary about Phillips.  Here it is in its entirety:  Dear Editor: My name is Matthew Roed and I live in Golden Valley and work at Abbott Northwestern Hospital where I read the Alley in the cafeteria after working night shift at Sister Kenny Institute as a Registered Nurse. I would like to submit my guess for the Phillips What Where for November 2011. Since I work in this neighborhood, I felt that I should know why it was so named and who inspired the naming. So I decided to figure it out... (more…)

November Phillips What Where

November Phillips What Where

November Phillips What Where Contest (Above) Call or e-mail us and Correctly tell WHAT and WHERE of this photo and we will enter your name in a drawing for a $10. Gift Certificate at Welna Hdwe. On Bloomington Ave. and 24th Street.

August Phillips What Where

August Phillips What Where

Greg Machtemes and e-mailer-belolnes says, correctly, the July PWW photo is the pedestrian bridge at 24th St and 35W.  The winner of the drawing is Greg.  Congratulations, Greg.  He wins the $10.00 Gift Certificate to Welna Hdwe on Bloomington Avenue. Guess What and Where this is and win a chance at the $10 Gift Certificate. HINT: A covered “Bridge” was demolished going to this site

May Phillips What Where

May Phillips What Where

Phillips What? Where? Contest!

Phillips What? Where? Contest!

Guess What and Where the bottom right photo is and get a chance to be in a drawing for $10. Gift Certificate to Welna Hardware. Email your answer. Peter Kirschmann, Eve MacLeish, Brenda Morrow, Jean Morrow, and Pamela Rivera knew that the December Phillips What Where photo was at the corner of 26th Street and Hiawath Avenue. No one told us what it is exactly nor who did it nor that we featured the beginning of this sculpture on the front page of The Alley, July 2010. But Eve came the closest with the following narrative so she wins this month’s gift certificate to Welna Hardware. “The image of the plow-truck sculpture is part of the decorative wall metal sculptures along Hiawatha Avenue at 26th St, between 26th and 28th. The first part of the decoration, the metal mesh, aged nicely into rust before the vehicle sculptures went up. I enjoy this every morning on my way to work!” So….FYI & I For Your Information and Inspiration Brad Kaspari, Owner, Kaspari Design Services Brad Kaspari was born in rural North Dakota and grew up on Northern Minnesota’s Iron Range. He has completed numerous public art commissions across the country, both as a solo artist and as a part of collaborative teams. His work ranges from temporary interactive sculptural installations to permanent scattered site sculptural object making to fully architecturally integrated projects such as terrazzo and decorative stone flooring treatments. He has received grants and awards from the McKnight and Jerome Foundations and the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association. He recently served on the public art planning and station design task force for Minneapolis’ Hiawatha Light Rail design team. Brad currently lives in Seward Neighborhood Minneapolis, Minnesota where he directs his own design and fabrication firm, Kaspari Design Services. For over twelve years Kaspari Design has been producing original public art commission work, as well as, [...]

Phillips What? Where? Contest!

Phillips What? Where? Contest!

Guess What and Where this is (below) and get a chance to be in a drawing for $10. Gift Certificate to Welna Hardware. Call 612-990-4022 or editor@alleynews.org

What and Where is this in PHILLIPS Community?

What and Where is this in PHILLIPS Community?

Identify what and where of these photos and win a chance for a drawing for a $10.00 Gift Certificate to Welna Hardware on Bloomington Avenue. Email us the answer. Hint: It was news in June that this corner will have a $21M change in 2011.

May What and Where is this in PHILLIPS Community?

May What and Where is this in PHILLIPS Community?

Identify what and where of this photo and win a chance for a drawing for a $10.00 Gift Certificate to Welna Hardware on Bloomington Avenue. About the March Phillips What Where NO ONE had Correct answers in March. So here they are: Phillips Jr High School demolished in 1984, School Board bought Mt. Sinai Hosp. 4 blocks away 5 years later. Cowles family, previous owner of Star Tribune was the last family to still live in a Park Ave. mansion. 6 Phillips schools were torn down--- Elementary: Adams, Clinton, Greeley, & Irving; Phillips Junior High, South Senior High. True; Welna Hardware was across street; previous owner John Dalsin Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. who had the store in the building that is now Na-way-ee, Center School. Marion Savage buried, Dan Patch, his famous race horse at Savage, MN.

March Phillips What? Where? Contest

Answer these any 3 of the following 5 questions correctly and win a chance for a drawing of a $10.00 Gift Certificate at Welna Hardware 2438 Bloomington Avenue. 1. How many years between when Phillips Junior High School (12th Av. And 23rd built 1926 exactly similar to Sanford Middle School on 42nd Ave So.) was torn down and the Mpls. School Board bought Mt. Sinai Hospital four blocks away and remodeled it into a school? 2. The last “society” family to occupy a large mansion in Phillips Community was: Turnblad family, publisher of the Mpls. Posten, at 26th and Park. The Bell family at 24th and Park Cowles family, owner and publisher of the Star Tribune and its forerunners Crosby family at 22nd and Park. 3. How many schools can you name that were torn down in Phillips? 4. Welna Hardware on Bloomington Avenue used to be on the east side of the street and its previous owner was John Dalsin Roofing and Sheet Metal Company who had moved it from original building to their building which is now Na-way-ee, Center School, True or False. 5. Marion Savage who owned a townhouse mansion at 26th and Portland buried, Dan Patch, his famous race horse at: Lakewood Cemetery near the old street car line. Pioneer and Soldiers Cemetery at Cedar and Lake Street near the caretaker’s cottage. South of Minneapolis near a town named for him. Loring Park near the Ole Bull Statue made by brother of Pauline Fjelde who sewed the first Minnesota State Flag and whose home at Lake and Park was recently demolished. Answers to February Phillips What? Where? (more…)

January Phillips What? Where? Contest

January Phillips What? Where? Contest

Tell us the What and Where of these 2 photos correctly and win a chance for a drawing of a $20.00 Gift Certificate at Welna Hardware 2438 Bloomington Avenue. See the captions on the photos to the right for the January Hints. Get all of the answers of #1 correct and you’re in that drawing. Get all of the answers of #2 correct and you’re in that drawing. Get all of the answers of #1 & #2 correct and you’re in both drawings. So, you may win a $10 gift certificate or possibly 2 $10. gifts certificates to Welna Hardware 2438 Bloomington Avenue Winners from the December Contest: Lisa Donovan-Larson, Eloise Funmaker, Geralyn Little Wolf, and Brenda Morrow. All got the two photos correct in December. The top photo is one of two tipis with symbolic turtles, eagles, and flowers, recently erected at 25th and Cedar at Little Earth of United tribes. Here is what Little Earth leader, Bill Ziegler, says about them. The Winner of the Drawing is Geralyn Little Wolf “The idea concept was the vision of the Residents of Little Earth. Little Earth is the only Indian Preference housing community in the nation that is located in an urban setting, yet, when driving by there was really nothing visually that showed that. The Tipi sculptures are our effort to 1)show, through the most universally recognizable traditional home, that this community is Native, 2)foster internal pride, and 3)they just look good. “The designer/architect was Dennis Sun Rhodes from Great Horse Group architecture firm. Built and installed by one of Dennis’s sub-contractors.” The juxtaposed photo beneath the tipis in December was the same photo that no one guesse3d in November. It is roof framework at the NE corner of the new Open Arms Minnesota building at 25th and Bloomington. (See December Alley page 1 Open Arms MN article and photos. These two locations are exactly four blocks apart and each are the skeletal framework inherent in two distinctly different [...]

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