Originally published March, 2015
Henry Meyers and his brothers wedged this ornate Victorian townhouse, faced with brick and brownstone, into the steep hills behind Point of Rock as well-heeled Duluthians pushed out of downtown in the early 1890s, encroaching on an area thatv what was then transitioning from a French enclave to Little Italy. The Meyers brothers all took up residence here, at least at first. Outside of Munger Terrace (then known as Piedmont Terrace), property west of today’s Mesaba Avenue (then one of two Piedmont Avenues in Duluth) proved unpopular among the wealthy. By 1910 Henry’s brothers had left town and he and his wife Lucy had built a grand estate in the East End. Park Terrace was abandoned by 1935 and demolished the following year; you can read more about it here.