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Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with Louis DeMars
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Louis G. DeMars represented the Fifth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council from 1971 to 1980 and was Council President from 1974 to 1980. Before that, he served on the last appointed Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in 1969. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: First clean-up of the river under Rolf Svenson. Use of U.S. Bicentennial money for clean-up. Origins of Riverplace in the desire of Red Owl Stores to put a supermarket on the river. The importance of DeLaSalle School and Father Moss, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Successful efforts to stop development of I-335 freeway through riverfront, and the work of the Great River Road Commission.
1 hour sound disc
21 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Interviewee: DeMars, Louis
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 117 (Library Call Number)
AV2009.52.7 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'