George & Isabelle French House

French House. (Image: Duluth Preservation Alliance.)
2425 East 1st Street | Architect: Frederick Perkins | Built: 1914 | Extant

Prominent Chicago and Boston architect Frederick Perkins turned to the Beaux Arts/Classic Revival style to inspire his look for the French House, one of six residences he designed for Duluth. French was president of the French & Bassett Furniture Company, first established in 1884. Many East End homes, including the Silbersteins’ at 21 North 21st Avenue East, were furnished with items made at French & Bassett. Mr. French also established the Northern National Bank of Duluth.

Sources:

  • Dierckins, Tony. Duluth’s Grand Old Buildings. Zenith City Press, Duluth, Minnesota: forthcoming.
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