Originally published July 2014
July’s Past & Present Pic by Jim Davis takes us to the corner of 6th Avenue East and Second Street, and back to 1886 when Melivn and Ida Forbes hired Oliver Traphagen to design their home in Duluth’s upscale Ashtabula Heights neighborhood. Melvin Forbes first worked as a bookkeeper in Duluth before becoming the first president of the Duluth Board of Trade in 1882. The modern building shown is Essentia Health’s Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center. Learn more about Melvin Forbes here, and about the Forbes’ home, here. And catch up on all of Jim’s Past & Present photographs here.