Northern Pacific Railroad Locomotive #1849

This 1952 photo shows Northern Pacific Railroad Locomotive #1849 in Downtown Duluth, with Duluth’s tallest building — the Alworth — in the background among other structures. NP’s #1849 was built in 1923 and scrapped in 1957.

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Matthew James

about 2 months ago

I'd like to take a moment to acknowledge what is likely to be one of the last accurate references to the Alworth as Duluth's current tallest building, a title it has held for 112 years. The Essentia tower, which is now fully enclosed, is 97 feet taller, but I suppose we should wait until it is actually open before it is allowed to take the honor.

Paul Lundgren

about 2 weeks ago



How dare you question the might of the Alworth? It's twice as tall as the new Essentia building. See?

Matthew James

about 2 weeks ago

Instead of debating you on this, I think I'll just acknowledge your perspective.

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