The Oppel Block

December’s Lost Landmark Photo

(Image: University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library Archives and Special Collections)
(Image: University of Minnesota Duluth Kathryn A. Martin Library Archives and Special Collections)

Christian and Christina Oppel opened one of Duluth’s first grocery stores in 1870, after immigrating to the U.S. from Germany. In 1889 they hired Oliver Traphagen to design this Romanesque beauty at 115–117 East Superior Street. Just shy of 100 years later, the building was razed to make room for a parking ramp. To read more about this building click here.

December’s Lost Landmark Photo

2 Responses to The Oppel Block

  1. Just a heads up that the “here” link in the article takes you to the article for Duluth National Bank.

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