76th out of 106 books — 62 voters
Duluth, Minnesota, "The Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas," is located on the shores of Lake Superior. Once a center for shipping, lumber, mining, steel, railroads, grain, and one of the nation's largest ports, it housed some of the wealthiest people in the country. During the 1880s, the New York newspapers believed that within 20 years it would be larger than Chicago. Due...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 30th 2001 by Arcadia Publishing
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Since I consider Duluth my hometown, it's hard not to love this book. Loved learning and re-learning some of the history of Duluth. It's a great little book to relive the architecture that makes that city very unique. Highly recommend this book for anyone who has ever lived in, visited or plans to visit Duluth.
There are a lot of old, beautiful houses in Duluth that were demolished in the 1900s. A large chunk of beautiful old homes and schools that are left standing have been turned into apartment buildings. It was a quick read, filled with mostly pictures and little descriptions of them.