Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Capacity Crowd Turns out to Discuss Streetscapes at MinnPost Social with Andy Sturdevant

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Capacity Crowd Turns out to Discuss Streetscapes at MinnPost Social with Andy Sturdevant

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About 90 people joined MinnPost Tuesday night at Open Book in Minneapolis to discuss how writers, artists, and those with "outsider" perspectives see and experience the Twin Cities with MinnPost columnist Andy Sturdevant.

Executive Editor Andrew Putz moderated the 90-minute discussion, which touched on a wide range of topics, including alley murals, accessory dwelling units, anti-stadium fliers taped to utility poles, streetcar lines, Edina labyrinths, and the enduring mysteries of stucco.

Sturdevant, a native of Louisville, Ky., said one of the first things that struck him about Minneapolis-St. Paul when he moved here in his mid-20s - apart from the prevalence of stucco - was the orderliness of the cities' street grids, which to him seemed to stretch on forever.

"It wasn't until I saw this map of the streetcar system as it was in the 1930s that I really understood why things are the way they are here," he told the capacity crowd. …

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