From the Archive: 1889 Duluth City Hall

Duluth’s 1889 City Hall  has been in the news lately with the announcement that part of the building will be converted to a boutique hotel. The historic building is one of the few remaining Romanesque revival buildings in Duluth designed by Oliver Traphagen, the city’s most prolific architech from 1886 to 1896. So this week we pull the story of “Old City Hall” from the Zenith City archives. You can read it here, and if you’ve heard some of the more recent urban legends surrounding the building, you can learn the truth about them here.

Duluth’s 1889 City Hall. (Image: Duluth Public Library)