This month we go back to 1892 and the corner of 46th Avenue West and Superior Street where West Duluth’s Methodists built the Merritt Memorial Church. When Lucien F. Merritt, its first pastor, died in 1900, the Church changed its name to L. F. Merritt Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1921 the merger of two congregations prompted elders to move the building to 728 Central Avenue North and rename it Central Avenue Methodist Church; it was razed in 1993. The church’s original site is now part of Reverend L. F. Merritt Memorial Park. You can read more about the church here, and catch up on past installments of Jim Davis’s Past & Present Pics here.