Graeser Park Poster

$25.00$35.00

This colorful poster of Graeser Park in Robbinsdale, MN commemorates MnDOT’s amazing 2021-2023 restoration project. Available in two sizes. Shipped affordably with USPS, or pick up at Restore Lilac Way in St. Louis Park to avoid shipping costs. Robbinsdale Birdtowners, this one’s for you.

Description

This Graeser Park poster celebrates the stunning restoration of a national treasure. It features the park’s iconic beehive fireplace, rock garden and rustic structures hand-built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s. Graeser Park has one of only two remaining 1939 WPA-built ‘beehive fireplaces’ in the U.S. Located in Robbinsdale, MN, it is one of only two rock gardens in the state, and the only beehive in its original location.

From 2021-2023, Graeser Park was beautifully preserved and restored in a $500,000 project by MnDOT’s Historic Roadside Preservation Program. By following the National Park Service’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, Graeser Park is once again a Lilac Way gem.

Robbinsdale Birdtowners, this one’s for you.

 

Two sizes available

11″ x 14″ poster / $25
Image size: 9.5″ x 9.5″, 3/4″ side borders, 2.25″ top and bottom borders

16″ x 20″ poster / $35
Image size: 14″ x 14″, 1″ side borders, 3″ top and bottom borders

 

Two ways to get your poster: Shipped to you, or pick up in St. Louis Park, MN

Option one: Pick up your poster(s) at Restore Lilac Way in St. Louis Park, MN (FREE, typically next day pickup available)

  • Poster is stored flat in a clear acid-free envelope with cardboard backing
  • Only required sales tax will be added at checkout
  • To eliminate shipping costs, select ‘Pickup at Restore Lilac Way in St. Louis Park, MN’ under Shipping options in your cart
  • Karen will contact you to arrange pickup

Option Two: Shipped via affordably-priced USPS Ground Advantage

  • Poster is rolled with acid-free glassine paper and shipped in mailing tube with secure caps on both ends
  • Shipping costs and sales tax will be added at checkout as required
  • Posters are delivered in 2-5 business days via USPS Ground Advantage, and include USPS Tracking service and $100 insurance

 

Custom designed and printed locally

Each logo was designed by Karen Laukkonen of Restore Lilac Way. The designs were inspired by Works Progress Administration (WPA) posters of the 1930s and 1940s. She has donated her time and expenses for Restore Lilac Way since 2007.

The posters are printed locally at Gleason Printing in St. Louis Park, MN on high quality satin cover paper. Karen reviews each poster before shipping for the best quality control. These are not printed ‘on-demand’—the posters have been pre-printed and are available at Restore Lilac Way.

 

Frame ideas

  • Target Thin Gallery Matted Photo Frame Black – Project 62, 11″ x 14″, and 16″ x 20″
  • Target Matted PS Narrow Rounded Gallery Frame Black – Project 62, 11″ x 14″
  • Target 16″ x 20″ Thin Gallery Frame – Room Essentials, black, brown or white, 16″ x 20″
  • Prefer a square format? Just trim the 16″ x 20″ to 16″ x 16″ and get a Target Elevated Aluminum Poster Frame Black – Threshold, 16″ x 16″,

 

About Lilac Way

Built in the 1930s as part of Lilac Way on Highway 100 west of Minneapolis, Graeser Park was one of seven parks built by hand along Highway 100 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). This project provided thousands of jobs during the Great Depression.

Additional information

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Poster sizes

11" x 14", 16" x 20"

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