Postcards from Cascade Park


Duluth’s Cascade Park still exists, but it’s nothing compared to what it used to be. In the late 1800s a sandstone pavilion and bell tower overlooked the city, with Clark House Creek running through it and down toward a pond and lush gardens. The bell tower was destroyed during a storm, and Mesaba Avenue eventually ate up part of the park, pushing the creek completely underground. These old postcards offer a look at what was once Duluth’s most extravagant park.

Cascade Park Postcard

Cascade Park Circa 1904

Cascade Park Duluth

In Cascade Park Duluth Minn


Paul Lundgren

about 6 years ago

Cascade Park 1908

In November 1908, V.R. and J.T. write to Miss Mary Sawbers of St. Paul:
Joe is all in this morning. He is too tired and sleepy to write so I am writing for him.
Cascade park 1908 back

Paul Lundgren

about 6 years ago

Not a postcard, but a sexy Cascade Park image from the Duluth in Stereoview post.

Cascade Square

Paul Lundgren

about 6 years ago

Cascade Park Stone Stairway

The year this postcard was mailed is not legible, but the postmark date is July 26. It appears to be from Frank Sonneman to Mrs. H. Fiedler of Winona.

Dear Sister, Well, it's a long time since I heard from you. Hope you are all well. I got through installing an engine for a racer and won the race here Saturday with a boat that makes 32 miles an hour. One of our 100 horsepower. Am returning to St. Paul tomorrow.
Cascade Park Stone Stairway back

Paul Lundgren

about 6 years ago

Cascade Park 1909 Duluth

Message from G.E. Bratt to Ada Anderson postmarked Sept. 9, 1909:

Hello Ada, I leave for Chicago Oct. 1. Will send you my address soon as I get located there. As ever, G.E. Bratt. Yours on the 4th rec'd.
Cascade Park 1909 Duluth back

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