When I came across this photo, I was sure I had seen this building before but I couldn't quite place it. (I felt like I did when I ran into someone from high school in the grocery store. She looked familiar but time had changed her enough that I couldn't come up with a name.)
Do you recognize this building, which apparently housed Nolan's Salon of Beauty in 1959?
You sharp-eyed readers no doubt could immediately tell that it's the well-known building at the corner of Kellogg Avenue and Valley View Road that more recently has housed Edina Montessori and The Neighborhood Ice Cream Shoppe. (See Google street view below of 6133 Kellogg Avenue.)
I should have recognized the building sooner. While the storefronts are different, the building itself hasn't changed that much over 50-plus years, other than transforming from a treeless lot to one with giant trees on the north side.
Here's the building from the Valley View Road side, showing Kleven Valley View Drug. More recently, it housed Clancy Drug after the store moved from its 50th and France location, across from the Edina Theater.)
Here's a slightly different view of the same side.
The phone book for 1959 also tells me that the building also housed Horner's Corner Dairy Store and dental offices, a collection agency and other businesses (presumably upstairs.)
What do you remember about these businesses? Share your stories in the comments or email me.
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