Postcard from the Alworth Building in 1913

This postcard of Duluth’s Alworth Building was mailed Aug. 11, 1913 — 110 years ago today. Someone named Mary sent it from Duluth to Miss Julia Heskin in Minneapolis.

The Alworth Building was a new structure at the time. It was Duluth’s tallest skyscraper when it was built in 1910 and held that title until the Essentia Tower opened just recently.

The message on the back of the card reads:

Sunday afternoon — Hello girlie. How are you? Wish I could call to see you today, for by this time I know you are feeling fine. We have a cold wind off the Lake today, so cold that we have a furnace fire tomorrow it may be warm. Hope so. I may go to Chicago the last week in this month. Have a friend here that’s going and think I will go, but [???] will have to keep house but he says go. When you are able, write. — Mary



about 1 month ago

I think the Alworth Building held the distinction as the tallest building between Chicago and Seattle for a brief interlude.

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about 1 month ago

It is now the bad attorney building, I know three attorneys who rent space in that building (three different businesses) and all three of them are terrible at their job. Just completely useless.

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