Location and General Characteristics
Harrison neighborhood is on the western side of Minneapolis. The neighborhood is bound on the north by Highway 55 (Olson Memorial Highway), on the east by Interstate 94 and Lyndale Avenue North, on the south by Bassett's Creek and on the west by Theodore Wirth Park. It is named for Harrison Elementary School, which was named after William Henry Harrison – the ninth president of the United States, born in 1773. Parcels of industrial land occupy the neighborhood east of Cedar Lake Road, while the western part is mainly residential. Bassett's Creek Park is on the banks of Bassett's Creek in the southwest and continues to the northwest as Theodore Wirth Park.
The gateway to Harrison neighborhood at Penn Avenue North and Olson Memorial Highway, by artist Jane Frees-Kluth.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011