Thomas & Martha Davis House

Davis House. (Image: Duluth Preservation Alliance.)
2104 East 1st Street | Architects: William T. Bray & Carl Nystrom | Built: 1910 | Extant

The Davis’s English Revival/Medieval style house, clad in brick and red sandstone, was reputedly built to be fireproof with five layers of brick for outside walls and cement floors with no exposed wires. Architects William T. Bray and Carl Nystrom designed seventeen homes in Duluth’s East End between 1903 and 1915. After his partnership with Bray dissolved, Nystrom never again designed an East End house.