Archive Dive: Congdon Park

Summer is an especially buy time for Glensheen, the historic Duluth state along Tischer Creek and the Lake Superior Shore built by Chester and Clara Congdon between 1905 and 1909. One of the often overlooked stories of Glensheen is why Chester Congdon purchased and donated land along the creek above his estate to the city for use as a park—was he selflessly giving back to his community, or did the move benefit him and his family as much or more than it did the rest of Duluth? Well, that tale this week’s selection from the Zenith City Archive, and you can read it here.

Lithographic postcard, ca. 1910, of a rustic bridge designed by Morell & Nichols spanning Tischer Creek within Congdon Park. (Image: Zenith City Press)