Alworth House

The Marshall and Nellie Alworth House. (Image: Duluth Public Library)

1928 East 1st Street | Architect: Unknown | Built: 1893 | Lost: 1935

Marshall and Nellie Alworth’s house exemplified the typical homes built in the 1880s and ’90s by Duluthians gaining wealth in lumber, mining, real estate, the grain trade, and various white-collar professions. Alworth made his fortune in mining and real estate investments. This late Queen Anne-style house had decorative shingles in the gables, spindlework ornamentation, a patterned brick chimney, a variety of wall projections, and at least three porches.

The Alworths moved from their First Street house by 1913; the house was demolished in 1935 and another home was built on the lot eleven years later. Alworth died in 1931 in Florida, leaving an estate worth over $6 million; Nellie died in 1947.