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PermitCards

About this collection

Building permit records for all Minneapolis houses and buildings, from 1884-1972. Donated by the City of Minneapolis.

This is a collection of original index cards recording permitted work performed on Minneapolis houses and building from 1884-1973. These cards record much interesting and useful information about the history of your house or building, including original construction, additions, alterations and improvements, maintenance and repair work, out buildings, signs and walls. The information was originally recorded by hand in large notebooks. The information was typed onto these cards by WPA workers in the 1930s.

Learn how to interpret a permit card (PDF)

Learn how to research the history of homes and buildings in Minneapolis

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