Archive Dive: St. James Orphanage

This week’s Archive Dive takes us inside our newest book, “Duluth’s Grand Old Architecture 1870–1940,” for a look at the 1910 St. James Orphanage at 4321 Allendale Avenue and designed by Duluth architect A. Werner Lignell. You might know the building as Woodland Hills, a residential youth treatment center later renamed the Hills Youth and Family Services. Today it serves as the St. John’s Campus of Stella Maris Academy. Read the history of St. James Orphanage here, or preview the entire book here.

St. James Orphanage photographed ca. 1910 by Hugh McKenzie. [Image: UMD Martin Library]