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Muense Decorated House - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jefferson & Summer Streets, Minneapolis, MN

Muenses House

This elaborate yard show is a place I stumbled across late at night accidentally, then could not find again. The house is located on a quiet Nordeast residential street of ordinary frame houses all in a row. The house, too, is not so out of the ordinary, so that at first glance you may not notice all the playful little characters gathered around the house. Look closely and you'll find a homemade Disney-like land of happy animals frolicking, smiling and cracking little jokes.

Thekla and Werner Muense created this yard show to brighten their home a number of years ago. They have both now passed away, but hopefully the current residents will care for the little critters and keep the garden well.

More photos of the Muense house at Detour Art

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