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Minneapolis Near North Community
Neighborhood Boundary Signs


Harrison Hawthorne Jordan Near-North Sumner-Glenwood Willard-Homewood

Minneapolis Near North Community


Harrison Neighborhood Sign   Harrison

Harrison is named after Harrison Elementary School. The school is named in honor of President William Henry Harrison.

Hawthorne Neighborhood Sign   Hawthorne

The Hawthorne neighborhood is named after early American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. This neighborhood was not signed as of the spring of 2008.

Jordan Neighborhood Sign   Jordan

Jordan is named after Jordan Junior High School. The school is named in honor of Charles Jordan, a former superintendent of the Minneapolis public school system. This neighborhood was not signed as of the spring of 2008.

Near-North Neighborhood Sign   Near-North

Near-North is named due to its geographical location. The Near North and Camden communities are collectively known as North Minneapolis. The Near-North is named due to its location near downtown, yet being part of North Minneapolis. This neighborhood was not signed as of the spring of 2008.

Sumner-Glenwood Neighborhood Sign   Sumner-Glenwood

Sumner-Glenwood is named for the Sumner Field Homes housing project and its proximity to Glenwood Avenue. The neighborhood lost 96% of its residents in the 1990s when the projects were demolished to make way for more modern housing. The replacement housing development is known as Heritage Park. The neighborhood has proposed adopting Heritage Park as its new name. This neighborhood was not signed as of the spring of 2008.

Willard-Homewood Neighborhood Sign   Willard-Homewood

This neighborhood is formally named Willard Hay, but it is often called Willard-Homewood. In fact, the neighborhood organization and street signs use the latter name. Willard Hay is named after two elementary schools, Francis Willard and John Hay. Willard was a teacher and women's rights advocate. John Hay was a personal assistant to Abraham Lincoln, and later served as Secretary of State. Willard-Homewood was one of the first planned city developments in Minneapolis.


Old Highland Development Sign   Old Highland

The Highland neighborhood was platted in the 1880s. It was given its name because it was the first high land north of Bassett Creek. The area is now incorporated into the Near North Neighborhood, and the name Old Highland survives as an attempt to create a small town within a big city.

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