Archive Dive: The Lonsdale Building

This week’s archive dive  takes us to downtown where in 1895 a new office block rose along the lower side of West Superior Street—and still stand there today, but it is several stories taller than when it was first built. It was also once owned by newborn John Nicholas Brown II, dubbed the “richest baby in the world.” From our book Duluth‘s Grand Old Architecture 1870–1940. Check out the story here.

Duluth’s Lonsdale Building photographed between 1894 and 1905. (Image: Duluth Public Library)