How damned elegant, eh, old sport? This was the street of the swells. The tallest building is the Minneapolis Athletic Club, built in 1915, and sporting here an entirely fictional flag. In the foreground, the elegant Minneapolis Club. Between the two is low structure that eventually served as the home for WCCO radio, and therein hangs a tale: 'CCO was a bankrupt radio station purchased by the Washburn-Crosby company, a local milling concern which changed the station's call letters to fit its new parent. (Washburn-Crosby Company.)

Today the buildings in the picture above are overwhelmed by their neighbors - but at least they're still around. Next: more views & postcards.