The Twins Motor Hotel was at Prior and University in St. Paul. In August 1969 they advertised an adult swinging singles… something. There were musical notes in the ad but the rest was up to you.
The Unicorn was a coffeehouse (no liquor) in St. Paul. Former beatniks remember eating delicacies like chocolate covered ants!
Kent and Aurora Streets, St. Paul. This building was apparently built in 1908. On March 13, 1914, representatives of Mars Lodge of Odd Fellows and Perfect Ashlar Lodge of Masons met at the home of Mr. Richard M. Johnson and … Continue reading →
Minneapolis. Photo below from 1932 is from the Minnesota Historical Society. … Continue reading →
3018 Hennepin. This establishment originated in the 1920s. Frank Toonen owned it from the 1950s and it was primarily a blues venue. It became a rock venue in 1974. Toonen sold it to Ray Colihan and Jim Loosen in 1984; … Continue reading →
Chaska – 1933.
1.3 miles west of the Mendota Bridge on Highway 13. March 8, 1964: Open under new management. … Continue reading →
Valli Pizza’s Grotto Room in Dinkytown was a folk destination in 1962. Jerry Hatfield says that for many years The Bob Andre Trio for Jazz were regular performers.
Venetian Gardens sounded elegant, but was probably just the back yard of an obscure roadhouse in 1935. It would later become St. Louis Park’s landmark Brookside Drug. … Continue reading →