Rhoda Lewin Papers on the Kenwood Park Neighborhood Center
Description of Contents
The collection includes newspaper clippings, petitions, correspondence, proposals, news releases, statements, programs, MPRB Capital Improvement Program, 1981-1985 and minutes from various meetings. The newspaper clippings discuss the proposed plans, controversy, and beginning of construction. The correspondence, news releases, proposals, petitions, statements, programs and capital improvement plan give vivid detail of the back and forth dialogue and controversy between the City of Minneapolis, the MPRB, and Kenwood residents.
- 1979 - 1985
- Kenwood Park Citizens Planning Committee (Organization)
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The Kenwood Park Neighborhood Center was a contentious and controversial construction project that met both significant opposition and support from Kenwood residents in the planning stages from 1979-1983. Opposition came in the form of a lawsuit against the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the City of Minneapolis by Kenwood residents Charleen Bacigalupo, Michael Bress, and Betty Lillehei. Support came in the form of a Kenwood Park Citizens Planning Committee, which also consisted of Kenwood residents. Eventually, the proposed plan won out in 1983, due to majority neighborhood support and financial difficulties for opposition in courts. The Kenwood Park Neighborhood Center was completed in 1984.
0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The materials date from 1979-1985 and were given by Rhoda Lewin, a Kenwood Park Citizens Planning Committee member, as accession 2000.182.
- Kenwood Neighborhood (Minneapolis, Minn.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Kenwood Park (Minneapolis, Minn.) Subject Source: Local sources
- Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
- Parks -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Rhoda Lewin Papers on the Kenwood Park Neighborhood Center
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