Hello, happy belated Friday. I didn't post on the holiday weekend so I bring you this late edition of Photo Friday today. Look for another installment in the "Valley View Road chronicles" on Friday. (I found a few other gems in the file.)
George and Emma Tedman ran this little store, dubbed Wooddale Grocery in the phone book but known more commonly as just Tedman's. The Tedmans lived in the back of the store and operated a small business in the front.
I wrote more about Tedman's and Edina's other little corner stores here. I'll show you the aerial from that post once again -- because it's that awesome of a photo. Oh, and it will help show what the area looked like during the early 1950s. (For those not familiar with the area, see the Google map here.)
Photographer Dick Palen lived on Garrison Lane and he took several photographs of his new subdivision in the still predominantly rural landscape.
After Tedman's store closed, it served as a drop-off station for Minneapolis Tribune newspapers in the early 1960s. It was demolished in 1968.
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