Placeography:Featured place/2009-11

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Image of the J.E. & R.E. Johnson Grocery side view house.
J.E. & R.E. Johnson Grocery, 2900 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Johnson Grocery was built by Swedish immigrant and master mason Jakob Emanuel Johannesson (Jacob E. Johnson) in 1903. According to his grandchildren, he was injured in a fall while working on the construction of Minneapolis City Hall, forcing him to find a new profession. He first built a candy store at 2904 East 26th Street (ca 1900; a wooden structure now gone), and later constructed the solid yellow brick building at the corner of 29th Avenue South and East 26th Street.

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