Laurel Avenue -- where I played ball; raked leaves into huge piles to burn; and delivered the Pioneer Press and sold magazines door-to-door.
Laurel Avenue (Griggs/Dunlap), less than a 4-block walk to James J. Hill Elementary School; six blocks to Central High School.
We lived on the ground floor of the duplex on the left. This lot was flat, but the yards adjoining were terraced. Sign on lamppost: "Lexington-Hamilton Neighborhood".
1198-1200 Laurel Ave. Garages faced the back alley. No front yard fences; only a few fences between rear yards (and all were wood-frame and wire). You could look down an entire block of rear yards (14 lots).
1198-1200 Laurel, where we lived 1939-1956. The lower porch was not enclosed, had a bench-like wood swing, and was screened in summer.
Skelly gas station (Selby at Dunlap) where I brought my 1936 Buick (a real oil-burner) every 2 weeks to sand-blast and gap the spark-plugs.
This building (Selby at Dunlap) had a soda fountain drug store at the corner (malted milkshakes and ice cream sodas once a week) and a husband-wife barber-beauty shop next door ("Paul the barber"). It's kitty-corner from the Skelly gas station.
An evening out meant dinner at "the Lex," Grand at Lexington, or a movie at "The Grand" just up the street. The Grand Ave. trolley was a good alternate to the Selby on snowy days (trolleys stacked up trying to negotiate Selby Hill).
The Uptowner (across from the Lexington cafe) was a diner/counter. Still there after 50-60 years.