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Phillips history

Phillips has had a rich and varied history. On this page you can find access to many resources that will help you explore it.


Take a trip in time


Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery

The Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery is the oldest existing cemetery in the city of Minneapolis. In June 2002, the cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The cemetery is located at 2945 Cedar Avenue South (near the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Lake Street). It is currently owned and maintained by the City of Minneapolis.


There are over 180 veterans buried in the cemetery. These include veterans of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Indian and Civil Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I. Here you can:


Historic preservation

Phillips has had a wealth of historic buildings and homes. Although many of these have been sadly lost to demolition, dedicated neighborhood activists have worked to catalogue and preserve the neighborhood's many historic assets. You can follow the links below to:


Read stories about Phillips

Views of Phillips and its history and realities through time. Choose from the following:


Other links and resources

The Minnesota Historical Society




PNN Quicklinks

Census 2000

Slide Shows

History of Phillips

Block Clubs

Community Gardens


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Ventura Village

Phillips West

Midtown Phillips

East Phillips

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Elected officials

City of Minneapolis

Hennepin County

State of Minnesota

US Congress

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Phillips life

Arts & Culture



Health and Wellness

Business & Commerce



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