Franklin Junior High, 1501 Aldrich Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Franklin Junior High

Giant Icicles hang from the building's massive roof drains on February 21, 2010
Address: 1501 Aldrich Avenue N
Neighborhood/s: Old Highland, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Near North, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1969
Primary Style: Modern
Secondary Style: Other
Historic Function: School
Current Function: School
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Concrete
Material of Roof: Composition
Material of Foundation: Concrete
First Owner: Minneapolis Public School System

Old Highland, Near North Minneapolis Hennepin County

Franklin Junior High, 1501 Aldrich Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(44.9940389° N, 93.2895018° WLatitude: 44°59′38.54″N
Longitude: 93°17′22.206″W

Built in 1969-1970, Franklin Junior High is a public school built in Utilitarian style. It closed as a public school in 2007, and was leased to a WISE Charter School in 2009.


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I enjoy watching the roof drains when it is raining. A massive volume of water flows through them. The giant icicles that form in the winter are the largest I've ever seen. -Caleb Lauritsen, February 2010

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