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    • Hotel McKay, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1940
    • The McKay brothers Hotel McKay was built in 1899 at Fifth Avenue West and First Street, just up the hill from the railroad depots.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Arrowhead Hotel, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1928?
    • Arrowhead Hotel building is at 225 North First Avenue West. The building still stands.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Breaking Ground for Duluth Steam Plant, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1932-03-02
    • Built in 1932, the steam plant in Canal Park is a Duluth landmark. Plans for the plant dated from 1929. In 2010, the coal-fired plant is owned by the city of Duluth and operated by the Duluth Steam Cooperative Association, an association of 225...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • St. Louis Hotel Orchestra, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1917 - 1920
    • The St. Louis Hotel at 218 West Superior Street was a major hotel in downtown Duluth. It featured a number of amenities including an orchestra in the Rose Garden room. There was a fire in 1917, but the Rose Garden continued for many years. These...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Neighborhoods of Duluth: Central Hillside, Weather Bureau building, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1935?
    • Central Hillside; Weather Bureau building was built in 1904 and served until February 1950; the address has changed though the building was not moved 631 W Seventh Street; 631 Skyline Parkway; the address from March 1950 to October 1959 was 705...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Central Hillside Cascade Hotel, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Central Hillside; Cascade Hotel 101 West Third Street; brick building with neon sign at its corner; window boxes with flowers; summer; trees; cars; sidewalks; street; buildings
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • National Iron Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1917?
    • National Iron Company was at Fiftieth Avenue West and Ramsey Street. From 1898, it designed and manufactured heavy machinery and structural steel. It employed 190 workers in 1916 with a payroll of $96,000.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Auditorium, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1911?
    • The 302 East First Street Auditorium building is operated as a roller skating rink. When the season opened in 1911, the opening night revenue was for the benefit of the Duluth Children's Home Society. The rink was managed by the L. Hammel...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Unloading automobiles off a freighter at the harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1929-05-01
    • Cars on a great lakes vessel docked in a slip being unloading. There are Labels on the windshields. Western Transit Company is off loading the automobiles. Its office is at the Northern Pacific freight depot 114 South Fifth Avenue West.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Unloading automobiles off a freighter at the harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1929-05-01
    • Cars on a great lakes vessel docked in a slip being unloading using ramps. White protective cloths or covers are still over some of the unloaded cars. There are Labels on the windshields. Western Transit Company is off loading the automobiles. ...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Unloading automobiles off a freighter at the harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1929-05-01
    • Cars on a great lakes vessel docked in a slip being unloading. There are Labels on the windshields. Western Transit Company is off loading the automobiles. Its office is at the Northern Pacific freight depot 114 South Fifth Avenue West.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Unloading automobiles off a freighter at the harbor, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1929-05-01
    • Cars on a great lakes vessel docked in a slip being unloading. Cradles or tracks to hold the tires are visible. There are Labels on the windshields. Western Transit Company is off loading the automobiles. Its office is at the Northern Pacific...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Zinsmaster Bread Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • The Zinsmaster Baking Company began in Duluth in 1913 as the Zinsmaster-Smith Bread Company, Harry W. Zinsmaster and R. F. Smith partners. The small local enterprise grew to one of national importance. Principal company staff retired in 1977 and...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aftenro Home, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1925?
    • The Aftenro Society was organized in 1908 by a group of Norwegian women to raise money for the construction of a good Christian old people's home. Their first building was opened in 1921 with 30 residents and was named for the Norwegian word...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • People's State Bank, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • The Peoples State Bank dates from 1920. It is located at 1336 Commonwealth Avenue. In 1890, Peoples Saving Bank was a Zar D. Scott and Roger Munger bank in the Palladio building. The Peoples became Central State Bank.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Aftenro Home, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1925?
    • The Aftenro Society was organized in 1908 by a group of Norwegian women to raise money for the construction of a good Christian old people's home. Their first building was opened in 1921 with 30 residents and was named for the Norwegian word...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Northern National Bank Trust Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1927?
    • The Trust Company window is displaying the Duluth Winter Frolic queen contest promotion. There were Winter Frolics in the years 1926-1929.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Duluth Steam Plant Construction, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1932-06-20
    • New Duluth steam plant is under construction. It was planned from 1929, but took time to be realized. The central plant distributes steam to more than 200 buildings from 7th Avenue West to 11th Avenue East, from Canal Park to Fourth Street in...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Neighborhoods of Duluth: East Hillside, Bethesda Norwegian Lutheran Church, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1937-10
    • Central Hillside; Bethesda Norwegian Lutheran Church interior; became Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran church; 531 East Fifth Street; altar; painted altarpiece; candelabra; hardwood floor; pulpit; pews; ceiling light; stained glass windows; baptismal...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Neighborhoods of Duluth: Central Hillside, Lincoln Hotel, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1935?
    • Central Hillside; Lincoln Hotel 309-315 West Second street; brick building; architectural details; lamps on cornice; signs; exterior sconces; painted on building Rates $1.25 Up; cars; sign Beauty Parlor; beauty shop sign in window; buildings;...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • West Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1928-12-16
    • This is a view of Seventy First Avenue West and Grand Avenue. The Fairmont Park loop allows streetcars to turn around. Fairmont Park is home to the Duluth zoo. At the far right is a neighborhood grocery store.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1925?
    • View of three adjacent businesses: Arrowhead Cafeteria at 219 West Superior Street, Victor Huot French Confectioner at 217, and the edge of the Lyric Theater with its stained glass windows at 213 West Superior Street.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Lowell Building , Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930-03-17
    • The Lowell building at 29-33 East Superior Street, also called the Pastoret Stenson block, was gutted by fire on March 17, 1930: four people were killed in the apartments on the upper floors. The top three floors were removed, and the remaining...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Lowell Building, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930-03-18
    • The Lowell building at 29-33 East Superior Street, also called the Pastoret Stenson block, was gutted by fire on March 17, 1930: four people were killed in the apartments on the upper floors. The top three floors were removed, and the remaining...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Agen Motor Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1937?
    • This building at 302 East First Street in downtown Duluth has had many occupants. It was a roller skating rink and dance hall in 1911. It was the Shrine Auditorium from about 1927. Here, in about 1937, it is Agen Motor Company a Dodge Plymouth...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1936?
    • A view of the southeast corner of First Avenue West and First Street.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1931-05-24
    • View of businesses on West Superior Street looking east from the upper side of Fourth Avenue West. The St. Louis Hotel is at 318-322. The Alworth office building is the tallest. The hotel was purchased in 1930 by Royal D. Alworth (head of Oneida...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Intersection of Superior Street and Lake Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1937-08-05
    • The corner building is the 1888 Lowell block or the Pastoret Stenson block after the fire that resulted in removal of the top stories . The taller building next door with the Kodak sign at 3 West Superior Street was designed by Oliver Traphagen and...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Bridgeman's Plant, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930?
    • Bridgeman-Russell processing plant at 1102-1116 West Michigan Street in Duluth. Their fleet of delivery truck have the PURITY brand on each one. The Primus Butter sign on the roof was another brand. Henry Bridgeman founded the company in Duluth in...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1928?
    • A view of First Street businesses looking east. Power hardware is at 114 West First Street. Arthur W. Bullard lives upstairs and has his Bullard Knitting Mills in the street level of the Rowley Hall building at 112-116 West First Street. Home Made...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Neighborhoods of Duluth: Central Hillside, Emerson School, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • Central Hillside; Emerson School 1028 West Third Street; this 12 room brick building by architect A. F. Rudolph was built in 1891; stone foundation; adults; children; power lines; telephone poles; trees; sidewalk; houses
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1928?
    • The corner building at Lake Avenue and West First Street is downtown Duluth holds businesses: Hockin Brace and Paleen furniture, H. L. Cook Company auto repairs garage, and White Sewing Machine Company. Up the avenue is the Masonic Temple's dome.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Wholesale District of Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1924
    • In the foreground is the wholesale district on the waterfront of the Duluth harbor. In the background are grain elevators. In this photo, Michigan Street is at the far right in front of the Union Depot. Railroad Street is parallel to Michigan...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Oreck's Dress Department, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930 - 1940
    • The Oreck's clothing store opened in downtown Duluth at 18 West Superior Street in 1909 in the Hunter Block building as The National Store. It was owned and operated by Lena Polinsky Oreck (died 1928) and Gabriel Oreckovsky (died 1956) or G. A....
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Freimuth's Department Store, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1910
    • Freimuth's was at the corner of Lake Avenue and West Superior Street. In 1900 the address of the dry goods store of Ignatz Freimuth was given as 2-10 West Superior Street. It was razed May, 1968.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Neighborhoods of Duluth: West Duluth, St. James Catholic Church, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1920?
    • West Duluth; St. James Catholic Church; bell tower; brick building; architectural details; 721 North Fifty-seventh Avenue west; fifty-seventh Avenue west and Kinnear Place; houses; sidewalk; streetcar tracks; stained glass windows; landscaping;...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • General Outdoor Advertising Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1925?
    • General Outdoor Advertising is a sign manufacturer located at 2304 West Superior Street.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1925
    • View of downtown Duluth looking east from Fifth Avenue West. These are the businesses and buildings on the south side of Superior Street. In sequence from the right are Spalding Hotel, the Manhattan office building 412-418 West Superior Street,...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Lowell Building, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1930-03-17
    • The Lowell building at 29-33 East Superior Street was gutted by fire on March 17, 1930.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Minnesota Power and Light Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1924?
    • Minnesota Power's building at 30 west Superior Street. Lams and lights are featured in the window display. The company is an operating public utility engaged in generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1925
    • View of downtown Duluth looking east from First Avenue West toward Lake Avenue. These are the businesses and buildings on the north or upper side of Superior Street. In sequence from the left are Oreck's clothing at 29-31 West Superior Street,...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1928?
    • A view looking east on Superior Street. The King Joy Cafe is at 214 West Superior Street. Hotel Alvarado is at 212 West Superior Street. Floan Leveroos Ahlen Company is at 210-212 West Superior Street.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Downtown, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1925
    • View of downtown Duluth looking east from Fourth Avenue West. These are the businesses and buildings on the south side of Superior Street. In sequence from the right are St. Louis Hotel 318-322 West Superior Street, the Torrey office building 314...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Hemlock Exchange, Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1935?
    • The Hemlock Exchange building is at 1806 East First Street. In 1918 Northwestern Telephone Exchange Company purchased the plant of Duluth and Zenith Companies. There was a name change to Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1921. The building...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Swift and Company, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1925?
    • Swift Premium hams and bacon company building is located at 232 West Michigan Street in downtown Duluth.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Bradley Building, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1932-04-21
    • Retail and office building at 10 East Superior Street or the corner of Lake Avenue and Superior Street. Stories were added in 1924 to total four. It was razed in the summer of 1979.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Lyceum Theater entrance, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1926?
    • The Traphagen and Fitzpatrick designed Lyceum Theater was on the corner of Fifth Avenue West and Superior Street. Built in 1890, opened in 1891, it featured plays, vaudeville, and moving pictures. It closed in 1960 and was razed in 1966.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Lyric Theater, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1939?
    • The Lyric Theater at 213-217 West Superior Street is also known as the New Lyric. It had a seating capacity of 1,025. It offered vaudeville followed by first run motion pictures, amateur shows every Saturday evening. It was razed in the...
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections
    • Duluth Steam Plant Construction, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1939
    • There is still a bit of scaffolding at the top of the smoke stack of the Duluth Steam Plant.
    • University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections

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