Linden Hills Library preservation project



About the project

The charming Linden Hills Library serves residents of Southwest Minneapolis and nearby Edina. It was built in 1931 under the direction of nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, who was instrumental in expanding the city’s library system in 1904-36. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 2023 preservation project will include repair of exterior windows, brick, and stone, and replacement of the slate roof.

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September 14, 2023

Linden Hills Library project update

Extreme heat briefly delayed progress on the Linden Hills Library exterior preservation project, but work continues and the project is on track to be complete by late fall.

August 3, 2023

Linden Hills Library project update

The Linden Hills Library exterior preservation project has reached a milestone – demolition is complete. The project is on schedule with no major issues discovered during demolition.

April 17, 2023

Linden Hills Library closing for preservation project

Linden Hills Library will close for a preservation project beginning Sunday, May 28, and is expected to reopen in fall 2023.