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Correctional Facility WORKHOUSE WORKHOUSE

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Hidden : 3/10/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
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Correctional Facility Workhouse Workhouse


Another Cache in the LIND-BOHANON Neighborhood

Although not park property it is best to stick to the same hours as Minneapolis Parks, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.


On street parking is available at N 45 02.854 W 093 17.117


    Tier 2 locking up
    watch your hands and feet
    Tier 1 coming open
    now it's time to eat
    mail call in the morning
    chow 3 times a day
    shower fresh clothing
    linen which we lay

City of Minneapolis Workhouse:

The area between the river and Camden Ave N, and between 49th and 52nd, was the City of Minneapolis Workhouse site from at least 1883 to sometime after prohibition. The guests of the facility could be seen marching southbound along Lyndale Ave N to somewhere south of Camden Place where they toiled the day in the quarry. Most of the guests where here for alcohol related offenses and occupancy declined up until Prohibition when bootleg alcohol came to the rescue with over a 100% rise in enrollment. Interesting fact was that this facility had the first garbage crematorium for generating electricity in the nation. This was later taken offline do to complaints.

    Rec Room T.V. Ping Pong and weights
    books that you can read
    magazines out of date
    sound of loud speaker
    constant buzzing bell
    sitting in the workhouse
    it's stinking hell

TB Hospital:

On the south along 49th Ave N. was the Hopewell Hospital to treat TB patients. It was enlarged in 1912. Later Glen Lake came online and took the chronic patients. Hopewell then served as a charity hospital and convelescent home. About 1960 The Baptist Society purchased the building and it became a senior citizens residence known to us kids as the Baptist Residence. This large facility was torn down in the last quarter of the 20th century to be replaced with a single level care center.

    keep cool stay low
    don't get in a fight
    can I get a cigerette
    how about a light
    work shift in the morning
    don't do anything
    laying in bed wishing
    I was out again

The new homes:

The area between the new care center and ARGH Square was filled in with market rate housing as well as housing for the low-income families and single family homes for refugees. From some time in the mid 1970's through 1983 the well known Jesse Ventura lived in the home at 4913 N 6th St. During the time that he lived there he was active in wrestling and also owned a local gym catoring to weightlifters.

    Correctional Facility
    Workhouse Workhouse
    Correctional Facility
    Workhouse Workhouse

The beautification of the workhouse site:

ARGH Square – The Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood Association (LBNA) used $112,162 of their NRP funds to clean up and plant a blighted and polluted site located at 6th Street North between North 51st and 52nd Avenues. Numerous trees were planted to make this former eyesore a green and shady urban forest. The square is named for Alice Rainville, a former City Council member who served North Minneapolis for more than 30 years and George Hill, a long time resident and neighborhood leader. It's amazing that turning a blighted dirt lot into green grass and trees actually stopped the practice of dumping on this property.

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