Welcome to the Longfellow area of Minneapolis
Longfellow is both an officially recognized neighborhood of Minneapolis as well as a generalized area of South Minneapolis. The Longfellow area comprises Cooper,Hiawatha, Howe, Seward, and Longfellow neighborhoods. It is bordered on the West by Hiawatha Ave, to the North by Interstate 94, to the East by the Mississippi River, and to the South by Minnehaha Park or 54th St.
Located within Lynnhurst are Burroughs Community School, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, and Temple Shir Tikvah. Lynnhurst Park is a major recreational feature of the neighborhood with ball fields and courts and the Lynnhurst Community Center houses meeting rooms and a gymnasium.
Longfellow is named after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The American poet who wrote the epic poem The Song of Hiawatha telling a tale of native Dakota lore in Minnesota which included Minnehaha Falls in Longfellow's southern tip. The early reference of Highway 55 as Hiawatha Avenue, along the west border, may have influenced the naming decision when community borders were drawn in the 1960s.
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