George & Charlotte Crosby House

Crosby House. (Image: Duluth Preservation Alliance.)
2029 East Superior Street | Architects: I. Vernon Hill | Built: 1902 | Extant

Considered I. Vernon Hill’s masterpiece, the Crosby house is the architect’s introduction of his “Ornamented Cube” style, which embellishes a square or rectangular box with flared dormers, gables, and classical detailing. The sandstone structure features carvings by master stone sculptor George Thrana, who also did the stone carvings on the historic Duluth Central High School and many other Duluth buildings. George Crosby helped develop the Cuyuna Iron Range and founded the town which bears his name.