Many years ago I attended Minnesota Bible College, located on University Ave SE and 15th Ave SE. Some time after I left the school, the girl's dormitory in the adjacent lot was torn down and replaced by a parking lot. In the 70's, the college sold the building and relocated to Rochester, changing their name to Crossroads College. The Grecian-style building which housed our classes and chapel, became a mall called "Dinkydome." Yes, that's right. A mall. I returned years later to see coffee shops and boutiques where we once listened to professors and sang our hearts out.
It was a surprise to see this property mentioned in the news yesterday. A builder has purchased the school building and the property where our dorm stood and is adding a 198 apartment unit to the back of Dinkydome. [This drawing is from 4th St SE and 15th Ave SE - McDonald's - looking toward the Dome, which is just to the right of the multi-story building. The University of Minnesota buildings are in the background.]