Sneak Peek: The Barnes-Ames Building

The Barnes-Ames building photographed ca. 1920 by Hugh McKenzie. [Image: UMD Martin Library]

This week’s sneak peek at our newest bookDuluth’s Grand Old Architecture 1870–1940 by Tony Dierckins and Maryanne C. Norton (coming summer 2022)—was built across the street from Duluth Central High School to serve the Duluth Y.M.C.A.’s Boys Department. Minnesota YWCA State Secretary E. W. Peck called the building “the most practical, most satisfactory and complete boy’s department building in the world.” Read our history of the Barnes-Ames building’s from Duluth’s Grand Old Architecture here.