Architecture #2: Commercial Buildings

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General

Duluth Landmark Properties

Duluth Properties on the National Register of Historic Places

Duluth Commercial Historic District

Historic Business Blocks

Office Blocks

Alworth Building (1910) | 306 West Superior Street
Banning Block (1872–1960)
Bradley Building (1909–1979)
Branch’s Hall (1870–1896)
Canal Block (1889) | 340 South Lake Avenue
Columbus Block (1894) | 28–30 West Superior Street
Costello Blocks (1884–2007 & 1891–2007)
Duluth Board of Trade Building (1885–1894)
Duluth Board of Trade Building (1895) | 301 West First Street
Duluth Herald Building (1892) | 220 West Superior Street
Duluth Herald Building (1902) | 424 West First Street
Duluth Press Building (1894) | 1915 W. Superior St.
Fargusson Blocks (1883–1894 & 1886–1894)
Guaranty Block (1890) | 218 West Superior Street
Hartley Building (1914) | 740 East Superior Street
Hayes Block (1870–1906)
Hoppman Block (1890–1963)
Howe Building aka Glencoe Building (1891–1946)
Hunter Block (1873) | 29–31 West Superior Street
LaVaque Block |1885–1968
Lonsdale Building (1895) | 300 West Superior Street
Manhattan Building (1889–1941)
Medical Arts Building (1933) | 324 West Superior Street
Metropolitan Block (1882) | 113–119 West Superior Street
Miles Block (1884–1910)
Oppel Block (1889–1987)
Palladio Building (1889–1937)
Pastoret-Stenson Block, aka Lowell Block (1888–1999)
Phoenix Block (1889–1994)
Providence Building (1895) | 332 West Superior Street
Security Block (1889) | 216 Wet Superior Street
Sellwood Building | 202 West Superior Street
Spina Block (1912) | 2–8 West First Street
Torrey Building (1892) | 314–316 West Superior Street
Weber Building, aka “Schobes Bakery“ (1914) | 740 East Superior Street
Wirth Block (1886) | 13 West Superior Street
Wolvin Building aka Missabe Building (1902) | 227 West First Street

Banks

American Exchange Bank (1887–1955)
Bell & Eyster Bank (1883) | 3 West Superior Street
Duluth National Bank (1887–1958)
Duluth National Bank (1922) | 5629 Grand Avenue
Manufacturer’s Bank, aka Woodward Building (1888–1977)
Park State Bank (1919) | 1106 88th Avenue West
People’s State Bank (1921) | 1336 Commonwealth Avenue
Westerm National Bank (1928) | 5629 Grand Avenue

Retail Facilities

Burrows Block aka Columbia Building ( 1891) | 301–303 West Superior Street
DeWitt-Seitz Warehouse, Showroom & Factory (1909) | 394 South Lake Avenue
DM&IR Endion Station (1899) | 200 Lake Place Drive
Duluth Union Depot (1892) | 506 West Michigan Street
Freimuth’s Department Store (1897–1967)
French & Bassett Block (1905–1948)
Garfield News Building (1938) | 1602 West Superior Street
Glass Block, aka Panton & Watson (189–19812)
Harbor City Oil Co. Gas Stations | (1926–1963, 1926–1955)
Lake View Store (1918) | 1076 88th Avenur West
Lange Motors Building (1915) | 206–214 East Superior Street
LeBorious Florists (1929) | 121 West Superior Street
McDonald Block/Service Motor Company (1909) | 124 West Superior Street
Northwestern Oil aka, Portland Malt Shoppe (1921) | 716 East Superior Street
Omaha Road (CMO) Passenger Station (1897–1965)
Panton & Watson, aka Glass Block (1892–1967)
Silberstein-Bondy Block (1884) | 9–11 West Superior Street
 Soo Line (MStP&SSM) Passenger Station (1910–1972)
Twin Ports Service Station, aka Sir Benedict’s Tavern) (1939 | 805 East Superior Street
Wieland Block (1889) | 24–26 East Superior Street
Williamson Block (1883–1953)

Hospitality

Hotels

Astoria Hotel, aka Loeb Block (1905) | 102–108 E. Superior St.
Bay View House (1869–1888)
Clarendon Hotel (1887–1942)
Clark House Hotel (1870–1881)
Cody Hotel, aka Hotel Phillips (1888–1973)
Esmond Hotel (1893) | 18 South 20th Avenue West
Grand Hotel (1911–1968)
Holland Hotel (1910–1965)
Jefferson House (1857–1920)
Lennox Hotel (1904–1965)
Lester Park Hotel (1889–1897)
Lincoln Hotel (1926–2004)
McKay Hotel (1901–1965)
Merchant’s Hotel (1882–1907)
Metropole Hotel (1903–1973)
Hotel Rex (1913–2022)
St. Louis Hotels (1882–1893, 1888–1893, 1894–1942)
Sixth Avenue Hotel (1916–1963)
Spalding Hotel (1889–1963)

Theaters

Grand Theater, aka Lyric Theatre (1914–1976)
Grand Opera House (1883–1889)
Lyceum Theater (1891–1966)
NorShor Theater (1941), aka Orpheum Garage (1923) | 207–213 East Superior Street
Orpheum Theater (1910) | 8–12  2nd Avenue East
Rex Theater, aka New Garrick Theater(1913–1956)
Strand Theater (1916–1998)
Temple Opera House (1889–1896)
The Zelda Theater (1914) | 311–313 West Superior Street
Duluth’s Smaller Lost Theaters

Restaurants

Duluth’s Lost Restaurants
Duluth’s Lost Tea Rooms
Joe Huie’s Cafe (1951–1973)
The Flame Restaurant (1931 1942)
Garfield News Building (1938) | 1602 West Superior Street
The Pickwick (1914) | 508 East Superior Street

Clubs & Sports

Clubs & Fraternal Organizations

Duluth Commercial Club (1908) | 402 West First Street
Elk’s Club (1908) | 3-9 West First Street
Kitchi Gammi Club (1912) | 831 East Superior Street
Masonic Temple (1904) | 4 West Second Street
Temple Opera Block (1889) | 201 East Superior Street
Good Fellowship Club (1917–1981)
Modern Woodmens Hall (1912–2004)
Moose Lodge, aka Frerker Block (1903–1963)
Odd Fellows Hall (1888–1975)
Turner Hall (1888–1890, 1891–1965)

Sporting Facilities

Athletic Park (1903–1940)
Duluth Amphitheater (1924–1939)
Duluth Auditorium (1896–1979)
Duluth Boat Club (1887–??, 1903–1951)
Duluth Curling Club (1913–1985)
Northland Country Club Clubhouse (1903–1918, 1919–2006)
Wade Stadium (1940) | 101 North 35th Avenue West