Tonight (Monday, September 10) Zenith City’s chief historian Maryanne Norton and I will be at the Duluth Public Library at 6 p.m. I will be giving my “Duluth’s Lost Grand Theaters” presentation from Lost Duluth. The event is sponsored by the Twin Ports Genealogy Club, but everyone is invited, and it’s free. This is not your father’s history lecture!
This Sunday is an annual favorite for Duluth’s history and architecture fans: the Duluth Preservation Alliance’s Annual Tour of Historic Places. On the tour this year:
Allan King and Colleen Conley House
4109 Robinson Street
A meticulously restored bungalow in a traditional neighborhood
Marty and Bill Sozansky House
2932 East Superior Street
An American Four-Square with Craftsman touches.
Randy and Mary Zimmermann House
2531 East First Street
A wonderful Craftsman home with a fascinating secret garden
Kevin Prest-Berg House
2510 Woodland Avenue
This home was originally built as the residence for the caretaker of Forest Hill Cemetery
The Olver Traphagen House
1511 East Superior Street
Currently the home of Klatzky & Associates, Traphagen designed this as a duplex for his own family; later it was used by the Chester Congdon family while Glensheen was under construction
21 North Lake Avenue
This historic gathering place was recently renovated for a visit by Norwegian royalty.
The Silberstein-Bondy Building
9 West Superior Street
Currently the home of Ragstock, this building has been remodeled inside and out several times since it was first built in 1884.
West End Branch, Duluth Public Library
2229 West 2nd Street
This historic structure still serves the West End as a classroom and venue space.
This year’s tour takes place on Sunday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 and tickets are available at the Fitger’s Brewery Complex the day of the event.