Show/Hide

Snow Emergency Reminder (click here): Parking is prohibited on all public streets, highways & alleys after a snowfall of 2 or more inches. For Robbinsdale SNOW Emergency STATUS Updates Call: 763-531-1275.

 

 

 

 

History of Robbinsdale

Print

Old Robbinsdale 3 001 

The City of Robbinsdale was established on April 19, 1893 with a geographical area of 2.9 square miles. This was a transition from the Village of Crystal, a 4 square mile which had been incorporated under a special act of the legislature in the fall of 1886 to avoid annexation to Minneapolis.   The City Charter was adopted November 8, 1938.

The City is named after Andrew B. Robbins who had purchased ninety acres intending to make it the site of a suburban town.

Robbinsdale's annual celebration "Whiz Bang Days" held on the 2nd weekend in July, pays tribute to Captain Billy's Whiz Bang" books published by Fawcett Publications. 

Want to read more?

The Robbinsdale Historical Society maintains an historical museum within the original library building at 4915 42nd Avenue North. The building itself is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Books on Robbinsdale History are available at City Hall and at the museum.

Area residents share Robbinsdale's history in this video produced by Northwest Community Television 

 

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer