Where in Duluth? PDD 15th Anniversary Challenge #8 of 15

If you’ve followed Perfect Duluth Day for long, you know how to play “Where in Duluth?” A photo from an undisclosed spot is posted, people guess the location in the comments, someone eventually gets it right and everyone else admires that person’s brilliance. But now, as part of PDD’s 15th anniversary celebration, there are prizes on the line.

Duluth’s Duluthiest website celebrates its anniversary on Friday, June 29, at Wade Stadium as the Duluth Huskies face the Thunder Bay Border Cats in Northwoods League baseball. PDD will have a canopy at the game from 6 to 9 p.m. and representatives will be on hand to pass out birthday cake and give away various prizes. There will also be a drawing with 15 names in it for three special prizes — for the “Where in Duluth?” champions.

Here’s how the “Where in Duluth?” challenge works:

  • As opposed to the usual “Where in Duluth?” posts, the contest images feature the PDD Angry Seagull mascot in the frame.
  • As usual, the first person to guess the correct location in the comments to the post is the winner.
  • Each winner will be entered into a drawing for the three fabulous prizes.
  • The drawing will be held at Wade Stadium the night of the party. Winners need not be present to collect a prize.

Prizes: 

Daypack: A North Bay Daypack with padded laptop sleeve from Frost River. This classic pack is styled in waxed canvas. Check out more from Frost River on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Loll Chair: A charcoal grey Adirondack chair from Loll Designs. Check out more from Loll Designs on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Rafting Adventure: A 4-to-6-person excursion from Minnesota Whitewater Rafting. The winner will receive a certificate good for a 4.4-mile trip on the St. Louis River this summer in a dam-controlled area. Learn more about Minnesota Whitewater Rafting on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Good luck with your “Where in Duluth?” speed and skills. See you at PDDXV!

25 Comments

Northern_Owlbear

about 2 years ago

That sure looks like the brickwork at Glensheen.

Northern_Owlbear

about 2 years ago

Buuuut, now I am second guessing myself and don’t believe it is.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

It is not. This is a difficult one. You won't find it in the tourist brochures.

Lindsay Nash

about 2 years ago

Kitchi Gammi Club?

Lindsay Nash

about 2 years ago

Or Sacred Heart?

waferdog

about 2 years ago

Can you provide me, and only me, a clue to this one?

emmajoru

about 2 years ago

Forest Hill Cemetery

SaraJune

about 2 years ago

Old Central High School?

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

All guesses so far are incorrect. Tomorrow I'll start dishing out clues if no one sweeps in with a solve.

Lindsay Nash

about 2 years ago

St. Scholastica Monastery

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

Nope, it's not the St. Scholastica Monastery.

Lisa Oberstar

about 2 years ago

Old central high school?

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

It's not Old Central or Old Main.

First clue: The photo was taken south of I-35.

Somethin2Say

about 2 years ago

Lake Superior Zoo

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

I'll cut the geography down a little more and say it is southwest of Lake Superior Zoo.

Northern_Owlbear

about 2 years ago

Is the Angry Seagull at the US Forest Service Building?

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

I'll shrink the map even more and say it is southwest of the U.S. Forest Service's Superior National Forest Headquarters.

Lisa Oberstar

about 2 years ago

St. George’s in Gary?

Lisa Oberstar

about 2 years ago

Or puglisi’s gun emporium?

Paul Lundgren

about 2 years ago

We finally have a solve on this one! Northern Owlbear is correct, the location is 101 W. Peary St. in New Duluth. 



It appears to be a residence or maybe apartments today. It looks like church architecture, but internet searches don't seem to easily confirm that, so the answer to the question "What was it?" sits at the library for someone to figure out.

Northern_Owlbear

about 2 years ago

I'm looking into it. In 1996 it was some sort of community center.

City of Duluth proceedings of the City Council 1996 By Presdient Prettner: WHEREAS, Richard L. Williams has submitted to the city council a request for renewal of a special use permit for a privately owned and operated community building in a residential zone for property located at 101 West Peary Street; and WHEREAS, the city council did, on November 21, 1994, adopt Resolution No. 94-0971, conditionally granting a special use permit for said community building; and WHEREAS, said permit application was duly referred to the city planning commission for a study, report and public hearing, and the city planning commission has subsequently reported its approval to the city council; and WHEREAS, the approval was made because of the city planning commission's findings that appropriate safeguards will exist to protect the comprehensive plan and to conserve and to protect property values in the neighborhood if conditions are observed. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the special use permit granted to Richard Williams to allow for the operation of a privately owned and operated community building located at 101 West Peary Street is hereby renewed on the following conditions: (a) That the allowable uses within the privately operated community building shall include: social hall, meeting room, classroom, receptions area, kitchen and dining area, with the following conditions: (1) The permit is issued for a period of five years, from the effective date of this resolution, following which renewal may be petitioned for and considered based on the performance of the terms of this permit; (2) The following uses shall be permitted to be conducted within the basement level only of the building: social hall, meeting room, classroom and receptions; (3) That no alcohol of any type be permitted on the premises; (4) That the hours of operation be limited to 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; (5) That the premises not be used for any other commercial use; (6) That the signage be limited to the existing masonry display reader panel located on the corner of the property; (7) That prior to any future renewal, that a plan for improving the parking area on the west side of the building be submitted (to include grading, surfacing and landscaping) and approved. Resolution 96-0005 was unanimously adopted. Approved January 16, 1996 Gary L. Doty, Mayor

Northern_Owlbear

about 2 years ago

Not going to lie, that was really tough Paul. Way to make us work for it!

Northern_Owlbear

about 2 years ago

The church was the New Duluth House of Hope Presbyterian, according to the Gary New Duluth FDL History group on Facebook. Not sure when it was built, but it was around in at least 1948. There was an earlier building close by before that. The New Duluth House of Hope Presbyterian has had a presence in the neighborhood since 1908 from what I can find. At one point it had elected U. C. Tower [businessman, bank owner, and curler(??)] as as its representative to the national Presbyterian council.

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