Loeb House

Louis S. & Cecelia Loeb House. (Image: Duluth Public Library)

1123 East Superior Street | Architect: John J. Wangenstein | Built: 1900 | Lost: 2011

This large Neo-Classical Revival-style house featured a two-story-high porch that spread across the full width of the house and was supported by six classical columns topped with Corinthian capitals; the house also featured a porte-cochere and a matching carriage house. Louis Loeb worked in the real estate industry and also operated a wholesale wine and liquor business; he also owned the Metropole Hotel and sat on the board of directors of Duluth’s Northern National Bank. In 1921 the Loebs moved to Lester Park; later, Loeb would donate some of his property for Seven Bridges Road. After the Loebs moved the house became the residence of Duluth’s Roman Catholic bishop until 1941. It served as a boarding house until the 1980s when Silver’s Dress Shop — which Ida Silver opened in her apartment in the late 1930s — took occupancy. Silver’s closed in 2001 and the house was demolished in 2011 to make room for a parking lot for a Walgreen’s store.

Modern photo by Jim Davis.