View in the City of Duluth Circa 1872

This image from a stereograph circa 1872 shows a view of Superior Street in Downtown Duluth looking eastward from roughly First Avenue West. The odd-shaped building in the upper right corner of the image is the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad Grain Elevator A, which was on the shore of Lake Superior at about Fourth Avenue East.

Photographers William Caswell and William Henry Davy ran a studio in Duluth circa 1870-75 and were responsible for many of the stereographs circulated during the era.

The full stereograph is below.



about 2 years ago

It seems like Branch's Hall, Duluth's first brick building, must be in the photo; I thought it was the clearly visible first building, but the other photos place it closer to the elevator. 


about 2 years ago

Branch Hall might be there but too blurry to make out clearly. The address in the link you gave put it at 416 E. Superior St. and in this photo from around 1875 you can see the top of that closest building from a perspective that shows a bit more clearly that it is right on the corner of Lake Avenue.

Tony D.

about 2 years ago

Branch's Hall was essentially "behind" grain Elevator A between Fourth and Fifth avenues east along Superior Street, lower side.

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