June of ’71: Ground broken on Tri-Towers

Ground was broken 50 years ago today for the Tri-Towers apartment complex at 222 N. Second Ave. E. in Duluth’s Central Hillside. The June 15, 1971 Duluth Herald reported that the Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority planned 290 units of housing for low-income elderly people. The total construction cost was expected to be $4.2 million. Monthly rents were estimated to range between $35 and $45 per month including utilities.

Also in the news …

  • The Duluth City Council approved restrictions on the use of amplifiers in city parks, a move “aimed at rock bands which have been using sound amplification equipment in several parks,” according to the Herald. Prior to the ordinance, anyone could set up sound equipment in a park without permission from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publications announced an expansion after acquiring PSM Corp, publishers of Pet Supplies-Marketing, a “business publication in the per supply field.” Harcourt had 22 other business publications at the time and employed 200. Lars Fladmark, the corporation’s senior vice president, told the Herald about 50 new employees would be hired in the coming months.

And we feature the advertisement below to show off the array of talented men performing during the Women’s Institute of Duluth series.

Caption: Reds’ Scouts Examine Hurlers … Brad Hendrickson of Morgan Park gives an exhibition of his pitching form at today’s Cincinnati Reds’ tryout camp at Superior’s Babe Ruth Field. Reds’ scouts Bill Clark, left, and Bob Ligen analyze Hendrickson’s performance while Lee Klein of Two Harbors awaits his turn to pitch. — (Herald Sportsphoto.)

Caption: School’s Open … Tommy Williams, a Duluth native who plays for the California Golden Seals of the National Hockey League, assists Timmy Perrella, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Perrella, Duluth, at the opening session of the Duluth Summer Hockey School. Williams and five other staff members will conduct the boys’ school through next week. — (Herald Sportsphoto.)

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