Print Publications (PDF)
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
Korf, Jamie and McMurtrey, Garrison. May/June 2015. Highway 100, Then and Now. Live | Play | AAA Magazine. 5.2MB PDF, 5 pages
Historical Aerial Photos
Aerial photos of Lilac Way have an amazing wealth of info—parks, roads, landscaping. The Index of Hennepin County aerial photography includes 1937, 1940, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1991
Maps of particular Lilac Way interest (more to be added)
1956. Graeser Park and Twin Lakes (the second cloverleaf at bottom of photo is the first cloverleaf built in MN, located at Highways 7 and 100.
Hennepin County Interactive Map, shows high-resolution aerial photos, 2000 – present.
_____, 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
Multiple authors. MnDot Library Catalog, Minnesota Department of Transportation. 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 plants are affected by a changing client.
Dead Pioneer. Sept. 14, 2014. Final Surviving Remnants of the Original Lilac Way in St Louis Park. 9.14.2014. DeadPioneer.com
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