Location and General Characteristics
The Cooper neighborhood is located in southeastern Minneapolis. It extends from 38 th Avenue South in the west to the Mississippi River in the east and northeast. From north to south, Cooper extends from the 27th street railroad tracks to 34 th Street East. The neighborhood's name is derived from an elementary school named after James Fenimore Cooper, an American novelist born in 1789. A mainly residential neighborhood, Cooper's most important commercial corridor is Lake Street. Parks cover the banks of the Mississippi River.
A new sculpture stands at the intersection of East Lake Street and West River Road. The sculpture, "Wish You Were Here," is the work of artists Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Sears.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011