Catalog of Minneapolis Park Plans: Volume II, 1916-1925

A few days ago I published the first installment (1906-1915) of a Catalog of Minneapolis Park Plans presented in the annual reports of the Minneapolis park board while Theodore Wirth was superintendent of Minneapolis parks (1906-1935). Today I publish the second installment of plans and drawings in annual reports covering 1916-1925.

Along with this “volume” I want to add a dedication and explanation: I am publishing this list of plans for anyone to use, like the rest of the research I have posted here, partly out of my interest in the  subject and our civic history. But I also want to acknowledge former park superintendent Jon Gurban’s role in my research. When Jon informed me in early 2007 that I had been selected to write the history of the first 125 years of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board — the book City of Parks was the result — he had one request. He asked that, in addition to writing the book, I would share with park board staff and him other useful, important and interesting information that I uncovered in my research. While conducting research just to write my book proposal that winter, I had found several items that I had brought to his attention that I thought were fascinating. He said that my enthusiasm for those finds and my willingness to share them were factors in me getting the assignment.

So this Catalog of Minneapolis Park Plans is published with a nod to Jon Gurban, in my experience an honorable man treated dishonorably by some with whom he shared a passion for Minneapolis parks.

This plan for the Minnehaha Stone Quarry from the 1919 annual report is representative of the plans listed below. (Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board)

Remember that many of the plans presented in annual reports were conceptual plans and many were not implemented or were revised extensively. Most of the plans were created by park superintendent Theodore Wirth, with exceptions as noted. It would be a mistake, however, to assume  because Wirth created the plans that the ideas for the parks also came from him. Some of the plans grew from Wirth’s own vision, while many other plans were requested by the park board or were concepts that had been bouncing around for some years.

This catalog will be most useful for park planners and historians, but also provides many insights into our park system for casual observers or fans of particular parks. After I publish the last third of the catalog (soon), I’ll provide a bit of information on the various individuals who are credited on these plans — as well as some others who weren’t given credit.

The titles of the plans are verbatim as they appear on plans. I’ve also copied dates, names and titles as they appear, but have added some punctuation to make them easier to read. Parenthetical comments identify current park names or mention important plan elements. /s/ indicates a signature.

A quick explanatory note: 1925 was the first year that Theodore Wirth added “engineer” to his title on park plans. That doesn’t indicate a new credential for Wirth, but the departure of A.C. Godward as the park board’s engineer. Godward had taken the job of Engineer for Minneapolis’s new City Planning Department in June 1922, but continued to supervise engineering at the park board, too. When Godward left the park board completely in 1925, his assistant, A. E. Berthe, kept the title Assistant Engineer and Wirth took the Engineer title himself. Despite Wirth’s praise for Berthe’s work, and Berthe being listed in annual reports as “head” of the engineering department, he remained the Asst Engr to Wirth until 1935, when Berthe was listed as Park Engineer or Civil Engineer and Wirth as General Superintendent.

1916 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: January 20, 1917

  1. Columbia Park, Plan of Proposed Golf Course (6 holes) (p.34), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  2. Glenwood Park, Plan for Plymouth Avenue Extension (p.41) (Theodore Wirth Park) January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  3. Improvement Plan of Glenwood-Camden Parkway, Drawing No. 1, 19th Ave. N. to 29th Ave. N. (Victory Memorial Drive) (p. 44a, fold out), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  4. Improvement Plan of Glenwood-Camden Parkway, Drawing 2, 29th Ave. N. to 35th Ave. N. (p. 44a, fold out), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  5. Improvement Plan of Glenwood-Camden Parkway, Drawing 3, 35th Ave. N. to 40th Ave. N. (p. 44a, fold out), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  6. Improvement Plan of Glenwood-Camden Parkway, Drawing 4, 40th Ave. N. to 44th Ave. N to Thomas Ave. N. (p. 44a, fold out), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  7. Improvement Plan of Glenwood-Camden Parkway, Drawing 5, Thomas Ave. N. to Humboldt Ave. N. (p. 44a, fold out), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  8. Improvement Plan of Glenwood-Camden Parkway, Drawing 6, Humboldt Ave. N. to Lyndale Ave. N. (p. 44a, fold out), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  9. Suggested parking of Twenty-Sixth Avenue North for an Approach to Sunset Hill (p. 44a, fold out) January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  10. Suggested Arrangement of Nicollet Field (Dr. Martin Luther King Park) (p. 60a, fold out), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  11. Improvement Plan of Oak Lake Parks (p. 62a, fold out), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  12. Revised Plan for the Improvement of Riverside Extension (Features athletic field and grandstand) (p.64a, fold out), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  13. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing “A” General Plan (p. 72), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  14. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 1, E. Hennepin Ave. to Broadway St. (p. 73), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  15. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 2, Broadway St. to 18th Ave. N.E. (p. 74) January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  16. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 3, 18th Ave. n. E. to Lowry Ave. N. E. (p. 75), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  17. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 4, Lowry Ave. N.E. to Silver Lake Road (p. 76), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward ,Engr
  18. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 5, Silver Lake Road to Stinson Boulevard (p. 77), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  19. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 6, Stinson Boulevard to Johnson Street (p. 78), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  20. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 7, Johnson Street to Central Ave. (p. 79), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  21. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 8, Through Easterly Portion of Columbia Park (p. 80), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  22. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 9, Columbia Park to 2½ St. N.E. (p. 81), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  23. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 10, 2½ St. N.E. to Marshall St. (p. 82), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  24. Improvement Plan of Saint Anthony Boulevard, Drawing No. 11, Marshall St. to Camden Bridge (p. 83), January 1917, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr

1917 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: January 19, 1918

  1. Camden Park Proposed Improvement of The East Park and the Proposed Enlargement (extends park to River) (p. 24a, fold out), January 1918, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  2. Suggested Arrangement of Chicago Avenue Field (Phelps Fields) (p. 28a, fold out), January 1918, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  3. Chicago Avenue Field House, Basement and First Floor Plans (p. 29), January 1918, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward ,Engr
  4. Improvement Plan of Folwell Park (p. 30a, fold out), January 1918, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  5. Proposed Bath House Glenwood Park (Theodore Wirth Park) (p. 37), January 1918, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent. A.C. Godward, Engineer
  6. Proposed Extension of Municipal Golf Course Glenwood Park (Theodore Wirth Park) (18 holes) (p. 38a, fold out), January 1918, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  7. Golf Shelter Glenwood Park (chalet style) (p. 39), January 1918, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr
  8. Plan for the Enlargement of Shops and Storage Buildings (Lyndale Farmstead) (p. 48), January 1918, Theodore Wirth, Supt.
  9. Suggested Treatment of Parkway and Street Intersections at the Franklin Avenue Bridge (East and West River Parkway), (p. 56), January 1918, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt.
  10. Revised Plan for the Improvement of Sumner Field (p. 56a, fold out), January 1918, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  11. Suggestion for an Outdoor Theatre at Washburn Fair Oaks (p. 60), January 1918, Theo. Wirth, Supt. A.C. Godward, Engr
  12. Suggested Rearrangement of Minnehaha Refectory (p. 78, fold out), January 1918, Theo. Wirth, Supt.
  13. Maps of Minneapolis Park System 1883, 1888, 1905, 1918 (p. 89, fold out)

1918 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: January 18, 1919

  1. Improvement Plan of Longfellow Field (p. 41), January 1919, /s/ Theodore Wirth,Supt., /s/ A.C. Godward, Engr
  2. Suggested Plan of Camden Center, Being the Intersection of “The Grand Rounds,” 42nd, Washington and Lyndale Avenues North (p. 71), January 1919, Designed by /s/ Theodore Wirth, Superintendent of Parks
  3. Preliminary Sketch for the Improvement of Minnehaha Glen (A driveway to the river!) (p. 76a, fold out), January 1919, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Superintendent of Parks
  4. Map of Minneapolis Park System 1918 (Highlights recommended acquisitions along Mississippi River) (p. 99) Copyright 1918 by McGill-Warner Co., St. Paul, Minn. 

1919 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: January 17, 1920

  1. The Victory Memorial Drive, The North End (Includes scale view of Flag Plaza) (p. 28a, fold out), January 1, 1920, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Supt. of Parks, A.C. Godward, Engr., Magney, Tusler, Arnal Delineators
  2. Nokomis Baths Location Plan, Drawing Number 1, Engineering Department, December 17, 1919, Details Plans for Improvement of Lake Nokomis prepared in accordance with a Resolution of the Board of Park Commissioner sadopted August 20, 1919 (p. 30), /s/ Theodore Wirth, Engineer & Supt of Parks, /s/ A.C. Godward, Civil Engineeer
  3. Nokomis Baths Main Floor Plan (p. 31), (same as above)
  4. Nokomis Baths Elevations (p. 32) (same as #2 above)
  5. Improvement Plan of Van Cleve Park (includes “pool” and fountain) (p. 34), February 1919, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Eng’r
  6. Playground for Small Children at Cedar Avenue Field (p. 56), January 1920, Theo Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  7. Suggested Location & Arrangement for an Automobile Tourist Camp at The Parade (p. 61), January 1920, Theodore Wirth, Supt.
  8. Sixth Ward Playground Acquisitions Under Consideration (includes recommendation from Phelps Wyman) (p. 69), January 1920, Theodore Wirth, Supt. of Parks, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  9. Proposed Extension of Stone Quarry Minnehaha Park (p. 73), January 1920, Theodore Wirth, Supt. of Parks, A.C. Godward, Civil Engineer
  10. Suggested Treatment of Parkway and Street Intersections at the Franklin Avenue Bridge (East and West River Parkways) (p.75), January 1920, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr
  11. Map of Minneapolis Park System 1920 (p.79) No attribution

1920 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: January 19, 1921

  1. Floor Plan of Nokomis Baths Opened to Public July 31, 1920 (p. 25), January 1921, Theodore Wirth, Supt. of Parks, A.C. Godward, Civil Engineer
  2. Longfellow Field Proposed Shelter Building (p.26), January 1921, Theodore Wirth, Supt. of Parks, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  3. Plan of Improvement of Stinson Boulevard (p. 35) January 1921, Theodore Wirth, Supt. of Parks, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  4. Plan of Lyndale Farmstead Showing Proposed Buildings and Roads (House is labeled “Administration Building”) (p. 74a, fold out), January 1921, Theodore Wirth, Supt.
  5. Lyndale Farmstead Proposed Warehouse and Shops (p. 76a, fold out), Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr
  6. Map of Minneapolis Park System 1921 (p. 83) (No attribution)
  7. General Plan of Proposed Crosstown Boulevard over Thirty-first Street and Thirty-fourth Street (From River to western city limit, shows Powderhorn Lake cut back to 33rd St,) (p. 84a, fold out), January 1921, Theodore Wirth, Supt. of Parks,

1921 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: February 15, 1922

  1. Birdseye View of Chicago Avenue Field as Planned. Reproduced from Model ((Phelps Field) (p. 67) No attribution – and remarkably different from what was eventually built.
  2. Glenwood Golf House Perspective (Theodore Wirth Park) (Drawing, p. 72) Magney and Tusler, Inc. Archts & Engrs
  3. Glenwood Golf House, First Floor Plan (p. 73), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent of Parks, A.C. Godward, Civil Engineer, Magney & Tusler Inc.
  4. Glenwood Golf House, Second Floor Plan (p. 74), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent of Parks, A.C. Godward, Civil Engineer, Magney & Tusler Inc.
  5. Vicinity Plan of Glenwood Golf House (p. 75), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  6. Cedar Lake Boulevard Alternate Treatments of the Southern Entrance to Victory Memorial Drive (p.78), January 1922, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent
  7. Cedar Lake Suggested Improvement of Cedar Lake Boulevard and the Contemplated Acquisition of North and East Shores (includes Reserve Block 40) (p. 78a, fold out), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Civil Engineer
  8. Columbia Park General Plan Showing Proposed Extension of Municipal Golf Course (p. 78a, fold out), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  9. Improvement Plan of Riverside Park (p. 80a, fold out), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  10. General Plan for the Improvement of Powderhorn Lake Park (p. 80a, fold out) January 1919, /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt. of Parks, /s/ A. C. Godward, Engineer (Very similar to 1915 AR plan, with additional detail on size and depth of lake)
  11. Improvement Plan of Linden Hills Field (p. 83), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Engr
  12. Suggested Enlargement and Improvement of Stewart Field (p. 84), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Engr
  13. Improvement Plan of a Proposed Playground at 36th Avenue S. & E. 28th Street (Brackett Field) (p. 86), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Civil Engr
  14. Improvement Plan of a Proposed Playground at Longfellow Ave. and E. 39th St. (Sibley Field) (p. 87), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Civil Engineer
  15. Improvement Plan of Kenwood Park (p. 90), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Engr
  16. Improvement Plan of Windom Park (p. 91), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  17. Improvement Plan of Maple Hill (Beltrami Park) (p. 92), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engineer
  18. Plan Showing Proposed Enlargement and Improvement of Waveland Triangle (p. 93), January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Civil Engr
  19. Sketch of a Bandstand for Neighborhood Parks (p. 97). January 1922, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer

1922 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: February 15, 1923

  1. Lake Calhoun Baths Suggested Rearrangement of Automobile Parking Concourse (p. 26), January 1923, Theodore Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Engr
  2. Improvement Plan of Bryant Square (p. 31), January 1923, Theodore Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Engr
  3. A Plan for the Improvement of Douglas Avenue Triangle (p. 32, color), by Phelps Wyman, Landscape Architect, January 1923, Theodore Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Engr
  4. Improvement Plan of Folwell Park (p. 35), January 1923, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  5. Improvement Plan of Chicago Avenue Field (Phelps Field) (p. 36), January 1923, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  6. Lands Designated for Park Purposes in the Vicinity of Rice Lake & Minnehaha Creek (Lake Hiawatha) (p. 38), January 1923, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  7. Location Map Showing Contemplated Acquisitions West of Glenwood Park & Sunset Hill (Valley View Park) (includes Sweeney Lake and Twin Lake) (p. 41), Theodore Wirth, Superintendent of Parks
  8. Map of Minneapolis Park System Showing Proposed Bridle Paths (p. 89) No attribution

1923 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: March 1, 1924

  1. Improvement Plans—Minnehaha Creek Bridges: At Lake Nokomis, Near Cedar Avenue, Near Hiawatha Avenue (p. 25), January 1924, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  2. Improvement Plan of Sumner Field (p. 30), January 1924, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  3. City of Minneapolis 1924 Map Showing Status of Pavements of Parkways and Boulevards (p. 34a, fold out), Theodore Wirth, Supt. of Parks, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  4. Suggested Connection of Cedar Lake Boulevard with Dean Boulevard (p. 79), January 1924, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  5. Suggested Location off New Pavilion at Lake Harriet and Rearrangement of Driveways and Parking Spaces (p. 81), January 1924, Theo. Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Eng’r
  6. River Road East Plan for East Approach Frederick W. Cappelen Memorial Bridge (p. 83). January 1924, Designed by /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt of Parks, A.C. Godward, Engineer, Delineated by Claude F. Gosslee
  7. Kenwood Parkway Plans for the Elimination of Dangerous Curves and Grades between Spring Lake & Douglas Avenue (p. 84a, fold out), January 1924, Designed by /s/ Theodore Wirth, Supt of Parks, A.C. Godward, Engineer, Delineated by Claude F. Gosslee
  8. Improvement Plan of Stevens Square (p. 87), January 1924, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engineer
  9. Minnehaha Park New Picnic Grounds in Former Deer and Elk Paddock (p. 88), January 1924, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent
  10. Lyndale Farmstead Proposed Storehouse (p. 90), Theo. Wirth, Supt, A.C. Godward, Engr
  11. Bird’s Eye View of Improvement Proposed for Washburn Fair Oaks (p. 92, drawing), July 1923, by Phelps Wyman, Landscape Architect, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr.
  12. A Plan for the Improvement of Washburn Fair Oaks (p. 93), by Phelps Wyman Landscape Architect, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr.
  13. Map of Minneapolis Park system 1905 (p. 98) No attribution
  14. Map of Minneapolis Park system 1923 (p. 99) No attribution

1924 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: February 18, 1925

  1. Plan of the New Northeast Golf Course on St. Anthony Boulevard (Armour Tract) (Francis A. Gross Golf Course), (p. 29), January 1925, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  2. Columbia Golf House First Floor Plan (p. 33), January 1925, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del., Magney & Tusler, Inc. Architects & Engineers  
  3. Columbia Golf House Main Floor Plan (p. 34), January 1925, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A. C. Godward, Engr, A. E Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del., Magney & Tusler, Inc. Architects & Engineers
  4. Map of Minneapolis Park System 1925 Showing Paved and Unpaved Portions of Parkways (p. 48a, fold out), Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.,
  5. Revised Improvement Plan of Bryant Square (p. 50), January 1925, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  6. Plan of Lyndale Farmstead Showing Proposed Improvements (Includes tennis courts south of 40th on King’s Highway) (p. 53), January 1925, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  7. A Preliminary Study for Improvement of Rice Lake Providing for a Golf Course and Playground (p. 54) (Lake Hiawatha and Hiawatha Golf Course), January 1925, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  8. Suggested Plan for the Enlargement and Improvement of Sheridan Field (p. 57), January 1925, Theodore Wirth, Supt., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  9. A Plan for the Improvement of a Proposed Playground in South East Minneapolis (Near present Holmes Playground) (p.58), January 1925, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent., A. C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  10. Suggested Change at Concourse of Minnehaha Parkway & North Entrance to Lake Nokomis (p. 60, half page), January 1925, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, G. B. Moore, Del.
  11. Proposed Realignment of River Road West & Edmund Boulevard at the Intersection of 47th Avenue So. & E. 36th St. (p. 61, half page), January 1925, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  12. Preliminary Study Plan for the Landscape Treatment of the Flagstaff & Grand Army Circles at the Victory Memorial Drive (p. 62), January 1925, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  13. Suggested North Extension of Victory Memorial Drive and Connection with Middle Road (Past shore of Ryan Lake) (p. 63, half page), January 1925, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent., A.C. Godward, Engr, A.E. Berthe, Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  14. Sections of Deep Wells Showing Location and Correlation of Strata (p. 64) January 1925, Engineering Department
  15. Drainage Plan for Residential Area South and West of Lake Calhoun Providing also for Diversion of Spring Runoff of Minnehaha Creek for Maintaining the Chain of Lakes at Normal Elevation (Caption: Plan for Diverting Minnehaha Creek Overflow into Lake Calhoun) (p. 86), January 1925, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.C. Godward, Engr,
  16. Map Showing Locations and Types of the Recreational Activities (p. 92), January 1925, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, Karl B. Raymond, Director of Recreation, Geo B. Moore, Del.
  17. Border Planting of Perennials & Annuals at Lyndale Park (p. 108a, fold out), January 1925, Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, Louis Boeglin, Horticulturist, Geo B. Moore, Del.

1925 Superintendent’s Report
Dated: March 17, 1926

  1. General Plan for the Improvement of Lake Harriet (Still showing peninsula at 44th St. W.) (p. 92a, very large fold out), February 1926, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Sup’t & Engineer, A.E. Berthe, Ass’t Engineer, C.F. Gosslee, Delineator
  2. General Plan for the Improvement of Kenwood Park (p. 93), February 1926, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Sup’t & Engineer, A.E. Berthe, Ass’t Engineer, C.F. Gosslee, Delineator
  3. General Plan for the Improvement of Bryn Mawr Meadows (p. 95), January 1926, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Sup’t & Engineer, A.E. Berthe, Ass’t Engineer, C.F. Gosslee, Delineator
  4. General Plan for the Improvement of Lynnhurst Field (Includes parkway on both sides of creek) (p. 96), February 1926, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent, A.E. Berthe, Ass’t Engineer, C.F. Gosslee Delineator
  5. General Plan for the Improvement of Pershing Field (p. 98), January 1926, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Sup’t & Engineer, A.E. Berthe, Ass’t Engineer, C.F. Gosslee Delineator
  6. Preliminary Study of Concert Stadium at Riverside Park (p. 99) (Stage is right on river bank), February 1926, Designed by C.F. Gosslee Delineator, Theodore Wirth, Sup’t & Engineer, A.E. Berthe, Ass’t Engineer,
  7. General Plan for the Improvement of Laklet (sic) & Reservoir at Longfellow Gardens (p. 100), February 1926, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Sup’t & Engineer, A.E. Berthe, Ass’t Engineer, C.F. Gosslee, Delineator
  8. Suggested Extension of Stinson Boulevard from East Hennepin Ave. to River Road East (p. 102a, fold out) (Caption: Missing Link of Grand Rounds St. Anthony Boulevard—River Road East Plan of Improvement), March 1926, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Sup’t & Engineer, A.E. Berthe, Ass’t Engineer, C.F. Gosslee Delineator
  9. Preliminary Plan of Bryant Avenue Foot Bridge at Minnehaha Parkway (Location plan and elevation) (p. 103), February 1926, Designed by C.F. Gosslee, Delineator, Theodore Wirth, Sup’t & Engineer, A.E. Berthe, Ass’t Engineer
  10. A Preliminary Study for Improvement of Rice Lake Providing for a Golf Course and Playground (Lake Hiawatha and Hiawatha Golf Course) (p. 114) (Reprinted form 1924 AR: January 1925, Designed by Theodore Wirth, Superintendent., A. C. Godward, Engr, A. E Berthe Asst Engr, Geo B. Moore, Del.)

I’ll publish the remaining years of the 1906-1935 catalog in coming days.

David C. Smith   minneapolisparkhistory[at]q.com

© David C. Smith

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3 comments so far

  1. […] those printed on a single-page), which I published a couple of years ago in Volume I: 1906-1915, Volume II: 1916-1925 and Volume III: […]

  2. […] of Minneapolis Park Plans, 1906-1935, which was presented in three installments recently (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3). The catalog identifies all the plans and drawings published in Minneapolis park board […]

  3. […] other researchers and park lovers would find it useful as well.  I’ve already posted the first twenty years worth of plans, and today is Volume III, 1926-1935. Detail of a plan published in the 1912 annual […]


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