R.I.P. Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Duluth

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Westminster Presbyterian Church demolition is underway at 4441 Grand Avenue in West Duluth. The church was a victim of the Historic Summer Solstice Flood Disaster of 2012, when a culvert beneath the building worked its way into the basement and wrecked the place. The city of Duluth bought it as part of its Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program. The church was built in 1961.

Update: In 2015 Westminster’s congregation moved to a new home at 9030 Beaudry St. in Duluth’s lower Smithville neighborhood.



about 11 years ago

Rumor has it that the school district bought the lot from the city and plans to use it for parking or possibly "greenspace" to comply with state requirements.


about 11 years ago

I heard the Lutheran Church of Christ the King, two blocks to the east at 4219 Grand Avenue, is closing and will also be razed. That is a grand brick church and I wonder what the situation is. I do not think that church was storm damaged. Please take some photos, etc. Thank you. I would take photos, but I live out of town.

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

Yeah, the word is that Christ the King will soon be a Qwik Trip convenience store. This Sunday, Aug. 18, will be the final service at the church.


about 11 years ago

Christ the King is going too huh? That's sad. It was my favorite intolerant Lutheran church of the north.

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