Author Archives : Robbinsdale Historical Society


The Robbinsdale Sportsmen’s Club

  Organized in 1939, The Robbinsdale Sportsmen’s Club officially adopted a constitution and by-laws on August 28th 1941. The first President was Rudolph Beck. Another original member, Jester “Mike” Banholzer was listed as the vice president of the organization. Shortly after World War II activity in sportsman and civic clubs swelled and the Robbinsdale Sportsman Club became a large and…

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Our Neighbors: 100 Years Ago in Robbinsdale

On a high shelf under a stack of age-old maps and scrapbooks, we came across a little old album. There were just under 50 photos neatly arranged on black paper, framed by captions and comments written in white. The album appears to have been put together by a woman named Johnson. The photos provide us with a warm and intimate…

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The Mighty Terrace!

Two months from now the Terrace Theatre in Robbinsdale will mark its third year of operation. By the time May rolls around more than one and a half million people will have passed through the doors of the most beautiful suburban theater in the world. Built at the cost of about $750,000 in May 1952, the theater is operated by…

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Progress in Robbinsdale Park

 During the 1920’s,Edith Robbins and her sister, Amy Robbins Ware, owned and operated the Robbinsdale Hy-Way Tea House, in addition to their regular real estate, insurance and loan business, as The Andrew B. Robbins’ Estate, and The Robbinsdale Insurance and Loan Agency, at No. 4223 Crystal Lake Avenue. Working for her sister, Amy Robbins Ware spent much of the early…

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McNair Manor

McNair Manor is rapidly developing! Building is active and improvement work is to be completed within a month. The history of this new subdivision tract is startling. Placed on the market only a year ago go by Dickinson and Gillespie Incorporated Realtors, 733 Metropolitan Bank Building, it already has over 40 homes completed or in the process of construction. There…

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