You may not recognize this neighborhood in its infancy in the early 1950s, shown with new tree plantings instead of its shaded boulevards of today.
This is the neighborhood of Richmond Hills. (See map below.) Yvonne Terrace and the edge of Melody Lake is in the foreground.
Here's a closer view of 56th Street, marked by someone else long ago.
Here's a closer view of Yvonne Terrace.
You may not be familiar with the Richmond Hills neighborhood even today because you probably don't drive through the area unless you know someone who lives in one of the 47 houses there. Richmond Hills is unusual in that it can be entered only using Sherwood Road via the portion of Eden Avenue that runs between the Edina Public Library and Vernon Avenue.
As a result, the neighborhood has been deeply interested in the future development of the Grandview District, centered around the intersections of Eden Avenue, Vernon Avenue, and Highway 100. I have followed the Edina Citizen's Engagement blog discussions on this topic (see more here) and have been interested to find out more about the neighborhood's history.
I would love to hear more about the neighborhood's history. If you have photos or information to share, please contact me or comment here.
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