George Floyd Square Community Info
3800 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Outside of the Speedway gas station at the intersection of 38th and Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis, what was formerly a Metro Transit bus shelter has since been transformed to serve the needs of the George Floyd Square and community. The shelter itself has become a storage area for bins, brooms, and other tools to maintain the cleanliness of the Square. The front of the shelter now holds a mounted community board where individuals can post relevant signage to share information with one another. Immediately in front of the bus shelter, a handmade wooden bench made from reclaimed wood and metal pieces reads in bold lettering "George Floyd Square", allowing visitors to take a seat and reflect as they face the location of Floyd's murder across the street at Cup Foods.
The location in which George Floyd was murdered by the Minneapolis Police Department has since been transformed into a memorial. The zone, regarded as "George Floyd Square," is filled with memorial tributes to Floyd. Residents from the neighborhood maintain that the streets remain barricaded off in order to protect the area from traffic.
Photographer: Evy Envgrav
Urban Art Mapping Research Project