Originally published December 2014
This month’s lost landmark stood in Duluth from 1870 until 1955 at 405–407 Mesaba Avenue. This Italianate house was home to Roger and Olive Munger, who arrived in Duluth in 1868, joining thirteen other families that made up the entire population of Duluth Township. In 1891 Munger built Munger Terrace, a grand townhouse, west of the house. In 1955 the house was demolished to make room for a parking lot for the townhouse. The carriage house (right) still stands, but no longer has the ornamental architectural elements shown in the photo; it is now a single-family residence. If the gazebo in the foreground was still standing, it would be in the middle of Mesaba Avenue. You can discover much more about the house and the Mungers here.