Walking Tour: Third Wave of Linden Hills Development
July 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
We are in a new era in which any property in the neighborhood is a potential site for new construction, up to three units per lot. We will view recently-built examples alongside houses from the late 19th century through what was presumed to be the full “build-out” of Linden Hills in the 20th century. What has influenced development and how has the neighborhood’s character evolved? First Wave was initial land claims, development schemes, and early residents through self-identity as a community ca. 1902. Second Wave was the subsequently built community described in the 2001 book Down at the Lake. Third Wave precursors overlapped the late Second Wave: Infill of last open lots, initial tear-downs introducing disparate styles, and businesses less
connected to serving the immediate community.
Peter Sussman leads this walking tour.