Anthony Puck

Anthony Puck caricatured by the Duluth News Tribune. (Image: Duluth Public Library)

Anthony Puck was born to a Norwegian mother and German father in Christiania, Norway on June 14, 1882.  The family settled in Minneapolis by 1885 and Puck, arrived in Duluth about 1897 at the tender age of 15.  He designed a number of notable buildings in the city, as well as at least four houses in the East End before he died at age 40.  They include:

  • First Unitarian Church 18th Avenue East and First Street (1910)
  • The Spina Building located at 2-8 West First Street (1912)
  • Building at 319 East Superior Street (1910)
  • The Pickwick Restaurant located at 508 E. Superior Street (1914)


  • Larson, Jill. Intensive Survey of Historic Resources in Duluth’s East End (Part 1). City of Duluth, Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission, Duluth, Minn.: August 2007.
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