Northern Bible Society Building

The Northern Bible Society Building. (Image: Zenith City Press)

715 West Superior Street | Architect Unknown | b. 1932 | Extant

From when it was built in 1932 until 1979, this little building was home to the Northern Bible Society, the brainchild of Rev. Henry Ramseyer. Ramseyer constructed the building to house his remarkable collection of Bibles and artifacts related to the history of the Bible. His daughters Pauline and Esther took over the society when he died in 1946, and in 1979—unable to support the building—they donated the collection to the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection can be enjoyed by all at UMD’s library. From 1980 until 2006 it was the home of the law practice of attorney David Mundt, first “Mundt & Hall” and later “Mundt & Associates.”

Story by Maryanne C. Norton. Originally published on Zenith City Online (2012–2017). Click here for more stories by Maryanne C. Norton.