Mystery Photo #104: October House

These two buildings still exist in Duluth, in slightly altered form. They are significant for different reasons. One of them is one of the oldest standing buildings in Duluth.

What are they currently used for? What was the October House? Hint: A baker named Bergetta Moe was involved at one point.

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andym

about 2 months ago

Portland Malt Shop on the right.

October House was a shop that sold Scandinavian furniture, cookware, Marimekko etc.

Paul Lundgren

about 1 month ago

The Property Details Report from St. Louis County lists the retail building at 716 E. Superior St, as built in 1900. The neighboring building, famous today as the Portland Malt Shoppe, was built in 1921-22 as a Northwestern Oil Company filling station.

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