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Spalding Hotel circa 1908

This photo from Detroit Publishing Company shows Duluth’s Spalding Hotel at 428 W. Superior St. The elegant 200-room hotel opened on June 6, 1889 and was demolished on Sept. 25, 1963.

The Times of Lincoln Park Junior High School 1969

As another school year ends, Perfect Duluth Day once again looks back through the pages of an old Duluth school yearbook. In this edition we present a gallery of select images from the 1969 edition of The Times, the Lincoln Park Junior High School annual.

Mystery Photo #92: Minnesota Slip Drawbridge

This old slide image shows a cabin cruiser passing under the Minnesota Slip Drawbridge, a pedestrian bridge spanning the Minnesota Slip on the Duluth waterfront. When was this photo taken?

Duluth Urban Forest Architecture

Found under construction in the Norton Park neighborhood.

Postcards from Split Rock Lighthouse

On the list of iconic structures in the Arrowhead region, the Split Rock Lighthouse is probably #2 between the Aerial Lift Bridge and Enger Tower as the most photographed. It has been featured on an endless array of postcards over the past century.

Mystery Photo #91: Duluth Grocers

This old photo shows two men standing in a grocery store. The back of the photo indicates it’s in Duluth, Minn. and gives the names of the men. Unfortunately, the photo of the back side of this photo is blurry and difficult to read, but it looks like Gust Hjelm is one of the names.

Duluth Boat Club circa 1906

This photo from the Detroit Publishing Company shows the Duluth Boat Club on the bay side of Minnesota Point at South Tenth Street. A previous clubhouse existed where Bayfront Park is today, but the facility shown in the photo above was built in 1903 and was destroyed by fire in 1951.

Selective Focus: Run, Smelt, Run!

Select Instagram photos from the Run, Smelt, Run! Parade and Party.

Pictures of Spring

Naomi’s photography blog is great at sharing images of Duluth. Yesterday she shared this beautiful image of the return of Spring.

Where in Duluth?: First Trailwalk of the Season

Is this too easy? I only get here a few times a year, so it seems alien landscape to me.

Can you tell I have a new phone?

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019: Brunch & Recovery

Select Instagram photos from day eight of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Roll Night

Select Instagram photos from night seven of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019: Rawk Night

Select Instagram photos from night six of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Soup Town Night

Select Instagram photos from the fifth night of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Westside Wednesday

Photos from night four of the Homegrown Music Festival.