Aaron Isaacs, of the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, will be giving a Zoom presentation on the history of streetcars in Columbia Heights at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in honor of the city’s centennial.

Columbia Heights was home to streetcars from 1893 to 1951. One streetcar line came into Columbia Heights via Central Avenue and then turned onto 40th and ran down to Fifth Street. Another streetcar line turned onto Reservoir Boulevard and traveled north to the Minneapolis Filtration Plant.

The public transportation established at the intersection of 40th and Central avenues and the stretch of land from Central Avenue west to Fifth Street was the nucleus of the budding town of Columbia Heights

To register for the Feb. 20 event, email Will Rottler at wrottler@columbiaheightsmn.gov or call him at 763-706-3614.

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