by J Low, 1975
This drawing by J Low shows another important building from Edina history: the state’s oldest subordinate Grange meeting hall, built in 1879 at Wooddale Avenue and West 50th Street. For years it was home to Edina’s Minnehaha Grange No. 398, the local chapter of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, a fraternal-farmer organization better known as the Grange. The building hosted many memorable town moments over the years, particularly in its tenure as Edina Village Hall from 1888 to 1942. You can still see the Grange hall at Tupa Park, where it and the Cahill School (both on the National Register of Historic Places) are open for field trips and tours.
Donated by the Edina Historical Society