Northern Cold Storage & Warehouse Co. was located in Duluth’s waterfront warehouse district from about 1907 to 1968. The photo above is credited to Hugh McKenzie circa 1935.
The address was 702 W. Railroad St., which puts it at the western edge of where Bayfront Festival Park is today. (Initially I guessed it was farther southwest in the area known today as Lot D, just to the southwest of Pier B Resort and boating slip #2. Evidence in the comments makes it pretty clear that’s wrong and the Bayfront area is correct.)
The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Kathryn A. Martin Library contain this historical note:
The Northern Cold Storage and Warehouse Company was started in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1907 by William H. Cole, D.B. MacDonald, Joseph Sellwood, and Alex MacDougall. It specialized in storing dairy products and poultry products. It also had common storage facilities and handled merchandise warehousing. The business was sold to Kodiak, Inc. of St. Paul in 1965. The warehouse building, located on the Duluth waterfront at 7th Avenue West and Railroad Street, was razed in 1968.
Below is a periodical ad circa 1946.
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