The Minneapolis Warehouse District received its name from the city’s shipping hub years. The streets are oriented to be parallel to the river, which means they run at a 45-degree angle. For most of its history, this was an industrial area containing numerous warehouses and factories.
In the 1980s, the Warehouse District was the epicenter of the Minneapolis art scene until the area’s buildings became more commercially desirable in the 1990s. At its peak, the Wyman Building, 400 First Avenue North, was home to more than twenty contemporary art galleries. For more information on the businesses in this area, please visit this site mplswarehouse.com.
Dan and I only walked a few blocks in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis and were quite intrigued by all the colors, textures, and the history in these few blocks. There is a plethora of images to capture from architecture to street life… If ever in the area, I would highly recommend grabbing your camera and feel the attraction and the beauty that lies in this area. I hope to be visiting this area again this year.