On the Street Where You Live (Irvine Avenue)

By Cecelia Wattles McKeig (from The Depot Express newsletter, Spring 2014) Irvine Avenue The new Bemidji Post Office facility opened on Sept 24, 1980. The one block area bounded by Fourth and Fifth Street and Irvine and Mississippi Avenue was chosen as the best site for the new post office facility. In 1979, the council said that while it was a residential area then, business development in that area was predicted with the completion of the Highway 2 bypass. The site also had the fewest and the oldest houses of the three sites considered and the least assessed valuation. Here are three of the homes that bordered Irvine Avenue on that block. 413 Irvine Avenue On the west side of Irvine Avenue there was a […]