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Historic Glensheen 1905–1930

Historic Glensheen 1905–1930

Photographs from the Congdon Estate’s First 25 Years

Text by Tony Dierckins

This book contain 115 photographs—nearly all made between 1905 and 1930—of Glensheen, the historic Congdon family estate along the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. Several images show the house under construction between 1905 and 1908. Many were taken in 1909, the first full year the Congdons lived in the house, capturing the newly decorated home and its surroundings just as Clara and Chester Congdon had first envisioned them. Later photos, taken in the late 1920s, show how the 22-acre estate’s landscaped grounds had become a lush veil of greenery that provided more of the privacy cherished by widow Clara Hesperia Congdon.

Softcover | 128 Pages | 115 Photographs | 8 x 6.5 inches

Historic Glensheen Includes Photos of:

about the author

Zenith City Press publisher Tony Dierckins has written more than two dozen books, many celebrating historic Duluth, Minnesota. Learn more about DIERCKINS HERE.

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