One cold Minnesota winter, I transcribed TPT’s Highway 100: Lilac Way 2001 film. Totally worth it, now it’s searchable. Or, you can watch the film.
In The News (Print)
Korf, Jamie and McMurtrey, Garrison. May/June 2015. Highway 100, Then and Now. Live | Play | AAA Magazine. 5.2MB PDF, 5 pages
Sullivan, Joe. Fall 2008. Highway 100: Minnesota’s First Freeway Once Known As ‘Beltline’ & ‘Lilac Way’. City of Edina About Town Magazine. 1.3MB PDF, 7 pages
MN State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
The 106 Group. Prepared by Mathis, Greg. October 16, 2006. Graeser Park – Minnesota History/Architecture Inventory Form. Project: CSAH 81 Hennepin, Robbinsdale, MN. 800KB PDF, 4 pages
The Lilac Way Legacy Project Award, AASHTO
2003. Lilac Way was chosen for a Legacy Award for its place-sensitive design, strong historic and cultural preservation effort and extensive citizen involvement by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials. 135KB PDF, 1 page
Website Links (External)
Multiple authors. MnDot Library Catalog, Minnesota Department of Transportation. reflections.mndigital.org
Minnesota Highways. Summer 1968 newsletter. Pages 10-12, discusses Excelsior Boulevard intersection redesign, but doesn’t mention Excelsior Blvd. Park, which was removed for this construction. reflections.mndigital.org
National Park Service. 2006. New Deal Roadside Landscape Features: Identifying Significant Themes. Informative outline of MnDOT’s statewide inventory of historic roadside facilities. nps.gov
Budburst.org. Uncovers the stories of how lilacs are affected by a changing climate.
Dead Pioneer. Sept. 14, 2014. Final Surviving Remnants of the Original Lilac Way in St Louis Park. 9.14.2014. DeadPioneer.com
_____, Seth. May 14, 2014. The Beehives of Highway 100, Twin Cities. HighwayHighlights.com
_____. Oct. 17, 2014. Lilac Way: Showcase of the Belt Line. ForgottenMinnesota.com