Looking down Fifth Avenue West in Duluth

Fifth Avenue West 2015

The image above is from two weeks ago; the image below is from about 100 years ago.

Fifth Avenue West - Duluth

The Romanesque-style building on First Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues west opened in 1894 to serve as the central Duluth post office. The new federal building was completed in 1930 and since then has served as the Downtown post office. The post office building in the image above was razed in 1934.

The Holland Hotel opened in 1910, closed in 1961, and was demolished to make way for the new Radisson Hotel.


Lloyd Wagner

about 8 years ago

I like picture B.

Paul Lundgren

about 8 years ago

The older building designs are certainly cooler, but the greenery in the top image makes the present day seem more vibrant.


about 8 years ago

Would be cool to have a "Then and Now" tag so posts like this that highlight side-by-sides across history are easily searchable. I realize this would just be a subcategory of history and you might be trying to limit the number to categories...my point is I think these comparisons are really cool.

Paul Lundgren

about 8 years ago

I have added a Then and Now tag. I'll have to remember what other similar posts there have been in the past and tag them retroactively.

Paul Lundgren

about 8 years ago

Duluth Post Office

Here is a better look at the old post office.

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