Wants to expand campus past its current campus border south to Minnehaha Ave as part of its 20 Year Campus Plan developed in 2008
Historic Hamline Village:
An organization wanting to preserve the historic homes and nature of the neighborhood.
Hamline Honors House Coalition
A student group petitioning to stop home demolition and proposing to turn the homes into honors housing for students, faculty, and possibly a relocation of the president's home from Summit Ave to on campus.
|Built: 1912||Status: Demolished|
|This 11 room Greek Revival home housed the university's president's up until 2004 at which point it was vacated and the president move to Summit Ave across from the state Govenor's mansion. The university declared too expensive to maintain and demolished it, much to the dismay of the community. Read more here.|
|Built: 1888||Status: 1 Year Moratorium on Demolition|
|Recently acquired by and left for ruin by Hamline University, this once beautiful home has been condemned. After community outcry and a heated meeting between the university and neighborhood, a 1 year moratorium has been set to step back and reexamine a solution for the house. Read more here.|
|Built: 1884||Status: Safe...for now|
|This beautiful and well kept up home has been spared for now. It is eligible to be on the historic register, and the Hamline Honors Coalition has used it as an example of what an on campus president's home could look like.|
...and many more. There are 21 homes in the path of Hamline's expansion route
While Hamline has not seen the onslaught of incoming freshman predicted when the campus master plan was authored prior to the 'great recession', Hamline's underdgraduate population continues to rise, and word has it that the dorms are overloaded. (Astute observers will note that previous lounge space has been turned into extra rooms).
Both the neighborhood and university want each other to succeed, agreeing that each has been a benefit to the other.
Articles / Letters
|RE: White House||Letter from Hamline U President Linda Hanson|
|RE: 1549 Minnehaha||Letter from Councilmember Russ Stark|
Historic Hamline Village
Honors House Coalition