Harrison, Minneapolis

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Location of Harrison within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Location of Harrison within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
City Minneapolis
Community Near North
 • Total 0.522 sq mi (1.35 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 3,211
 • Density 6,200/sq mi (2,400/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55405
Area code(s) 612
Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 3,140
1990 3,536 12.6%
2000 4,156 17.5%
2010 3,211 −22.7%

Harrison is a neighborhood in the Near North community in Minneapolis, Minnesota, located to the west of downtown. Its boundaries are roughly, Olson Memorial Highway to the north, Lyndale Avenue to the east, Bassett Creek to the south, and Theodore Wirth Park to the west. Coordinates: 44°58′53″N 93°18′11″W / 44.9814°N 93.3031°W / 44.9814; -93.3031[3]

One of Prince's childhood homes is located in the Harrison Neighborhood at 539 Newton Avenue North. Sources vary as to the years that Prince resided at this address. He reportedly lived here with his father some of the time after his parents' breakup and before moving into the Bernadette Anderson household at 1244 Russell Avenue North. Prince continued to visit his father at this house in Harrison well into his career as an internationally acclaimed musician. Prince Rogers Nelson was listed on county records as the property owner at the time of Prince's death.

The Harrison Neighborhood area began forming as an identifiable urban neighborhood in the late 1800s and early 1900s, developing into a concentration of residents of Finnish heritage. From approximately 1900 to 1960 the Harrison Neighborhood area was informally and widely known as the 'Finn Town' of the Minneapolis St. Paul vicinity. From around the 1960s, Harrison began to lose its Finnish identity and gradually evolved into a very multi-racial and multi-ethnic neighborhood.


  1. ^ "Harrison neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN), 55405 detailed profile". City-Data. 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Minneapolis Neighborhood Profile: Harrison" (PDF). Minnesota Compass. October 2011. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Minneapolis, MN. Google Earth. Retrieved 2011-03-09.

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