Postcard from Stromgren’s Motel

This undated postcard from Gallagher’s Studio of Photography shows Stromgren’s Motel, located on Highway 61 in Duluth Township.

The caption on the back of the card reads:

Stromgren’s Motel
Clean – Modern – Comfortable
Overlooking Lake Superior
12 miles from downtown Duluth, Minn.
No extra charge for housekeeping units.
Large Playground for children.
Hi-way 61 – North Shore Drive – JA 5-4123
Myrtle and Henning Carlson, Owners.

5 Comments

Mike Creger

about 2 months ago

Just past McQuade, right?

Paul Lundgren

about 2 months ago

I haven't found a proper/specific address for Stromgren's, so I don't know.

Mike Creger

about 2 months ago

June 1959, Mpls Tribune.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 months ago

9987 North Shore Drive, ay? I can't get that to line up with anything on Google Maps.

Matthijs

about 2 months ago

It looks like Stromgren’s was actually about two miles north of McQuade Road, just south of the French River. On a Two Harbors forum, someone who grew up next to Stromgren’s describes it as being “a quarter mile towards Duluth from the Ryan Road.” Historical satellite photos confirm that location, as shown in the image from 1972 below. Google gives the current address for the approximate location as 5334 North Shore Drive. Trees have grown where the buildings once were, but the entrance road still has the same shape.
  

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