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Comment on Popular Mechanics: Duluth adopts system of community garages by GTR

Google Books has some relevant pages in Morgan Park: Duluth, U.S. Steel, and the Forging of a Company Town By Arnold Robert Alanen, page 178 is best (not sure how to link this). Apparently there were eventually 13 such community garages and in 19...

Comment on One Foot After the Other by bhall

Thoreau’s “Walking” essay revisited. Nice.

Comment on This is soooo Duluth by bhall

Duluth-y features:

Subarus: check
Obscure winter sport enthusiasts: check
Felted Wool: check
Cheerful community bonding: check
Don Ness: check

Comment on Popular Mechanics: Duluth adopts system of community garages by GTR

Interesting! Never heard of that idea. I did used to wish there were still locker plants, communal type freezers to store your extra roasts, etc. No need to buy an energy-hog freezer!

Comment on Popular Mechanics: Duluth adopts system of community garages by Paul Lundgren

Morgan Park 1948 aerial

There does appear to have been something at 85th Avenue West and Beverly Street that fits the shape of the arched garages with interior court.

Comment on Popular Mechanics: Duluth adopts system of community garages by waferdog

I believe that you can you see the round facility at the location I indicated in this aerial photo from 1948.

Comment on Popular Mechanics: Duluth adopts system of community garages by Paul Lundgren

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Morgan Park Garage

The first one does look like a match. That’s 89th Avenue West and Concord Street in Morgan Park for those keeping score at home. Interesting that the doors weren’t there originally and the landscape was built up to the line on the wall where the...

Comment on Mystery Photo #21: What was Cook’s Place? by Paul Lundgren

Crystal Terrace Nightclub Duluth

And here is a recently unearthed interior photo of ye olde Crystal Terrace.

Comment on Duluth Skate by rnarum

Those are some happy puppies in this vid!

Comment on A Zenith City Ballad by Matthijs

I’m from Duluth but live in the Netherlands now, just south of Utrecht. You’re more than welcome to borrow my copy of Don Ness’ Hillsider if you think it might help with the homesickness (and if you read Dutch, you can get the Minnesota Trilogy f...

Comment on UMD Spring Break on the Appalachian Trail by Patrick Kohlin

Beautiful work done by David Cowardin! The programs and student staff at UMD’s Recreational Sports Outdoor Program are truly awesome!

Comment on A Busy Corner in Duluth by Paul Lundgren

That is indeed the Glass Block store and the present-day location of the U.S. Bank Building.

The Glass Block building was two stories tall when it was constructed in 1892. Three stories were added to it within a decade. The store closed in 1981 an...

Comment on A Busy Corner in Duluth by PJ2013

I adore these old Duluth postcards. Do you think that is the Glass Block building? Kinda looks like it to me.

Comment on Duluth Does Freud by Paul Lundgren

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It seems like there is a lot going on at Beaner’s.

Comment on Postcards from the Duluth Curling Club by Paul Lundgren

Duluth Curling Club postcard 1929

This postcard, mailed in 1929, features a shot similar to one of the featured images above, but is slightly different.

Duluth Curling Club 1929 back

Comment on Zenith Bread Project takes baking to a new level by Lissa Maki

Thanks Robert! Sam, you can get them at Amity Coffee too. I had never had one of the doughnuts but enjoyed one last night at Blacklist.

Comment on Zenith Bread Project takes baking to a new level by Sam

I would do anything for a ZBP doughnut right now. So would everyone in my family. They are so difficult to find. I swear the Snooty Fox has them for like 5 minutes on Saturdays. I guess we’ll need to try stopping by Blacklist Artisan Ales on S...

Comment on Chimook Reporter by hbh1

Basically, the willingness to sit in it, and listen, and then try to figure it out. Pretty important stuff.

Comment on Chimook Reporter by hbh1

Yeah. That right there.

From a white perspective, this isn’t about guilt, not at all. (And to those of you reading this who can’t help but think it is, really really it isn’t. Get over yourself.) It’s about trying to root in there and get at the ...

Comment on Socrates runs aground on Park Point in Duluth by Paul Lundgren

A few newspaper clippings from an old Seasoned RyKrisp box in the PDD storage shed.

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19851122Telegram

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Comment on Photos of the Great Whiteout of 2007 by Paul Lundgren

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Me outside Beaner’s — March 1, 2007.

Comment on Zenith Bread Project takes baking to a new level by Robert Lillegard

Great article Lissa and congratulations Amanda! My brother and I own Duluth’s Best Bread and we can vouch for Zenith being a good bakery. Welcome to Lincoln Park.

Comment on Thanks, Duluth. by Paul Lundgren

Dedication: To Vicarious, American hero.

Comment on Thanks, Duluth. by vicarious

Apparently, I never updated this post. When I disputed the citation, I promptly received a reply from the city attorney informing me that the ticket was being waived “as a courtesy” while the statute was reviewed.

Comment on Thanks, Duluth. by vicarious

I take full credit for this.

Comment on Duluth City Council ready for first look at “Uber Ordinance” by Paul Lundgren

Here’s video of the 27 scintillating seconds that comprise the historic first reading.