First Avenue and Seventh Street Entry
Brief History of Minneapolis, Minnesota:
Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota. It is located in Hennepin County.
The growth of Minneapolis was spurred primarily by its proximity to Saint Anthony Falls, which were used for early saw mills and flour mills. Saint Anthony Falls is the only waterfall along the Mississippi River.
Fort Snelling, which was established in 1819, also spurred growth in Minneapolis in its early days. Originally, there were two cities, one on each side of Saint Anthony Falls: Saint Anthony and Minneapolis. Later these two cities merged into one city, Minneapolis.
First Avenue Night Club Information:
First Avenue and the Seventh Street Entry are two nightclubs in one. They are two music venues houses in the same building. It’s hard to miss them, as the exterior is covered with 531 stars.
The First Avenue and Seventh Street Entry building was originally built in 1937 as a Greyhound Bus Station. It was opened as a club and music venue in 1970. It was named “Uncle Sam’s” until 1981 when it took the current name of First Avenue and the Seventh Street Entry.
Prince put First Avenue on the map. A number of scenes in Purple Rain were shot on the First Avenue stage. He used this location to try out new material. U2 wrote some material for their October album during sound check at First Avenue. And Lucinda Williams after her performance in 2009.
In 2004, First Avenue was shut down for financial reasons and reopened within a week.
Ghosts and Hauntings:
The ghost of a woman who is wearing a green jacket has been described here a number of times. She has blonde hair and she has been seen throughout the First Avenue Night Club. One woman reported seeing her in fifth floor bathroom, hanging in a stall. DJ’s have also reported hearing “strange sounds” in their headsets. Also, other ghosts/apparitions have been reported here.
The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/…/minnesota.htm
Wikipedia (2011). History of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Minneapolis
Wikipedia (2011). First Avenue (nightclub). Retrieved January 30, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Avenue_(nightclub)