Famous Memorials

There are countless people, events and organizations represented at Lakewood that have made a difference in the Minneapolis community. Some are known locally, while others are nationally recognized. Here are just a few. To learn more about people at Lakewood, visit our bookstore.

Political Leaders
  • Orville L. Freeman (1918 – 2003) – popular Minnesota governor, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1961-1969)

  • Abram M. Fridley (1817-1888) – Minnesota State Representative; Fridley, Minnesota, is named in his honor

  • Hubert H. Humphrey – Minneapolis mayor, U.S. Senator and Vice President of the United States

  • Dr. B. Robert Lewis (1931-1979) – Minnesota’s first black state senator

  • John Lind (1854-1930) – Minnesota governor

  • Charles A. Lindbergh (1859-1924) – U.S. Congressman, father of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh

  • Floyd B. Olson – Minnesota’s first Farmer-Labor governor

  • Rudy Perpich  (1928-1995) – longest serving governor of Minnesota

  • John S. Pillsbury (1827-1901) – Minnesota governor

  • Paul Wellstone (1944-2002) – popular U.S. Senator from 1991 until his death in 2002

Business and Community Leaders and Influencers
  • Dr. Robert S. Brown (d. 1927) – first black physician licensed to practice in Minneapolis

  • Curt Carlson (1914-1999) – founder of the Carlson Companies and Gold Bond Stamps

  • William Dunwoody (1841-1914) – left millions of dollars to found the industrial trade school, Dunwoody Institute

  • Franklin C. Mars (1884-1934) – creator of the Milky Way candy bar

  • Clara Ueland (1860-1927) – a champion of the women’s suffrage movement in Minnesota

  • T.B. Walker (1840-1928) – founded the Walker Art Museum

  • Theodore Wirth (1863-1949) – an internationally recognized horticulturist and park developer

  • Dr. Reuben Youngdahl – minister who grew Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church to be the largest Lutheran church in America with more than 10,000 members

Personalities, Artists, and Entertainers
  • Cedric Adams (1902-1961) – Minnesota journalist and on-air radio personality

  • Bill Goldsworthy (1944-1996) – original member of Minnesota North Stars, known for his “Goldy shuffle”

  • Leslie C. Kouba – wildlife painter

  • Johann Emil Oberhoffer (1867-1933) – violinist and composer, conducted local and national symphony orchestras

  • Tiny Tim (1932-1996) – entertainer

  • Roberth Menzie McAlmon - 1920s-30s publisher, writer, and poet in New York and Paris. He was a publisher and friend to Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and James Joyce.

Special Sections and Monuments
  • Brotherhood of Paternal Order of Elks – bronze elk commissioned in 1900

  • Showman’s Rest – Circus performers

  • Chinese Community Memorial – marked by a pagoda sculpture

  • Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Monument – donated by Lakewood in 1889 to honor Civil War veterans

  • Soldiers Memorial – honors Minnesota’s veterans of the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I

  • Minneapolis Fire Department Relief Association – a fireman in the square-billed cap and dress uniform of 1892 stands atop of this monument

  • Washburn “A” Mill Explosion Memorial Obelisk – lists the names of the 18 men killed in the worst milling disaster in Minneapolis history in 1878

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