Where in Duluth 1890?

File:Duluth MN Panorama circa 1890s.jpg
TITLE: Duluth, Minn. CALL NUMBER: PAN US GEOG – Minnesota no. 8 RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
MEDIUM: 1 photographic print : albumen ; 4.5 x 41 in. CREATED/PUBLISHED: [between 1886 and 1905]
RELATED NAMES: Newton, George A., photographer.

This may have been posted before but I don’t remember seeing it. I found it on one of my new favorite sites, Wikimedia Commons. Click the image to go directly to the page, you should be able to enhance it there as well.

I believe this picture was taken close to my current domicile but I can’t exactly say. Could anyone else tell where it appears to radiate from? I’d also love to see one of you photoshop wizards try overlaying modern images so I can compare side by side, but that’s asking a lot on a rare warm summer day, I know.



about 12 years ago

Mevdev posted a similar link awhile ago:
A bunch of historic panoramas of Duluth. Cool stuff.
A couple of those are rotating in the header banner collection.


about 12 years ago

Is that 5th Ave West running down the hill, just to the photographer's right?


about 12 years ago

In the middle of the third panel from the right, you can see the big Spalding Hotel (lots of dormers), which was finished in 1889 and stood on the corner of Superior Street and Fifth Avenue West.

Which would make the utility-pole-line, seemingly major street running up the hill Fifth Avenue West. Seems strange, because now it's cut off by the Civic Center and Mesaba Avenue.


about 12 years ago

Also, because I can't see it in the photo, I'm guessing these pictures were taken from atop the Munger Terrace building.


about 12 years ago

I agree with Andrew. If that is the Spaulding then that would be 5th Ave West and I recognize the apartment building on 4th Street, it was called the "Finn Flats" and the house on the corner is still there before they built a garage. Jackson School is behind the little church (parking lot now of course).

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