In March 1915, ground was broken for the construction of Excelsior High School on the corner of what is today Highway 7 and Oak Street. The red brick building with white stone belting was designed by LeRoy Kinport of Manitou. Construction of the two-story building was completed in September 1915 at a cost of about $48,000. Read more about School Building has its Own History Lesson
The past few years has seen an outcry from people wanting to preserve the historic nature of Excelsior’s built environment. The pique of property rights versus protectionist efforts colided when Greg and Carrie Larson desired to demolish the house at 200 Lake Street. Read more about Historic Home Made a Worthy Move
After women won the right to vote in 1920, the Woman’s Club of Lake Minnetonka (WCLM) made sure its members and other women in the community were educated about politics, so they could make wise decisions at the polls.
The WCLM president’s notes from the 1920-21 club year read, “The club is now looking forward, with a broad vision to making good citizens of the members, to make sane and safe voters, as in August 36 states acted in favor of the Susan B. Anthony suffrage Amendment and it became the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.” Read more about Club’s focus moves from suffrage to citizenship