Under the Witch's Hat: A Prospect Park East River Road History 2003

Prospect Park History Book 2003

The product of years of work by the PPERRIA History Committee, this book appeared for sale during the Pratt Ice Cream Social of 2003-05-30. Funding came from the Minneapolis Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), PPERRIA and the Consumer Association for Community Action. The PPERRIA History Committee is composed of Betts Zerby (chair), Mary Alice Kopf, Florence Littman and Karen Murdock.

Copies may be purchased from:

PPERRIA for $25 plus $5 shipping and handling made payable to PPERRIA HISTORY. Contact: PPERRIA History Committee, 66 SE Malcolm Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

Schneider Drug Store for $25 at 3400 SE University Ave.

The book has 190 pages, 10 maps and over 130 photographs and was edited by Dean Abrahamson.

The book had a second printing in 2009.

Table of Contents:



Editor's Preface


Prologue–View From the Tower 1896 to 1946

Our Place

Our People

Our Organizations and Events

Our Neighborhood's Businesses

Our Squabbles, Skirmishes & Sieges

Epilogue–View From the Tower in 2050



Maps and Photos

For Further Reading

Prospect Park East River Road Neighborhood Revitalization Program


Map and Census Data