Sketch of Wedge Neighborhood History
The Wedge began as one of the first suburbs for the expanding downtown in the 1880s and 1890s. Many of Victorian homes and brownstones still exist as both single and multi-family homes. Renters and homeowners alike cherish the beauty and history of these original buildings. The Lowry Hill East historic district provides a glimpse into the enduring legacy of famed architect T.P. Healy. As in most neighborhoods, buildings have changed over time; most recently, there has been significant expansion of residential housing along the business corridors and the Greenway that has enlivened these areas. At the heart of the neighborhood is Mueller Park, named after brothers Robert and Herbert, residents and environmental stewards who served as natural historians of the neighborhood. The park was the result of the dedicated efforts of residents organized through LHENA who moved into the neighborhood in the 1970s to restore the aging, though still beautiful, housing stock and who raised their children alongside college students, artists, and musicians (most famously, The Replacements).
Check out the stories from Wedge history below for glimpses into the past of our shared home.
Stories from Wedge History
Resident Neighborhood Historian
LHENA is committed to telling the 100+ year old story of the Wedge, through documenting, preserving, and promoting the history of the area. This has meant public events, one-on-one listening, educational activities, and the use of historical records. Kathy Kullberg, the current neighborhood historian, is a long-term Wedge resident who is bursting with passion for local history. You can contact her directly if you have any questions or curiosities about the past life of your home or apartment building, or anything else about the neighborhood. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org