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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Sunday May 19th 2024

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?

Andy Fahlstrom and Brenda Morrow both answered three or more of the Questions correctly so their names were entered into a drawing and Andy is the WINNER of a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the Welna Hdwe. on Bloomington Ave.

The answers : #1. FALSE Jay Phillips is not the namesake of Phillips Neighborhood. Wendell and Ann Greene Phillips are the namesakes. #2. Target now stands where the Mpls. Moline factory once stood. #3. FALSE The Pearson Candy Bar Co. did not make candy bars at the former M/M factoty building. #4.Mr. Marion Savage was the owner of the famous race horse Dan Patch #5. Townhome of Mr. Savage and Dan Patch was at the SW corner of 26th Street and Portland Avenue and Dan Patch would get exercise by trotting up and own the ALLEY of that block. That mansion and carriage were torn down and replaced by a 2 ½ story apartment building that was later torn down for the current side-by-side, duplex condominiums.

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