Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes and the Neighborhoods in Which They Stood

Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes and the Neighborhoods in Which They Stood

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Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes and the Neighborhoods in Which They Stood by Tony Dierckins, Maryanne C. Norton

Discover what Duluth has lost. Through over 400 photographs and sketches of vanished homes, buildings, landmarks, industries, and residential neighborhoods, Lost Duluth takes readers on a journey through the city’s past, introducing them to the people—from hard-scrabble pioneers to wealthy industrialists to impoverished immigrant laborers—whose ambitions and dreams built the Zenith City on a swamp and a rocky hillside at the head of the Great Lakes. A finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.

“Duluth has always been a city like none other in the Midwest, with an architectural history as distinctive as its steep hills, rushing creeks and lakeside vistas. Lost Duluth offers a beautifully illustrated look at some of the city’s most prominent vanished buildings, from grand Victorian mansions and row houses to monumental works of public and commercial architecture. This book will make you pine for the city of old while opening your eyes to unimagined wonders, and even life-long residents will be surprised to find how much has been lost on the destructive road to progress.”

— Larry Millett, author of Lost Twin Cities
and Once There Were Castles

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887317382
Publisher: X-Communication LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,202,727
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tony Dierckins has written or co-written more than two dozen books, including Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth’s Aerial Bridge and Lost Duluth: Landmarks, Industries, Buildings, Homes, and the Neighborhoods in which They Stood—both finalists for the Minnesota Book Award—as well as Historic Glensheen 1905–1930. Dierckins is the 2012 recipient of the Duluth Depot Foundation’s Historic Preservation and Interpretation Award and the publisher of Zenith City Press and Zenith City Online, celebrating historic Duluth at www.zenithcity.com.

Historian and Minneapolis native Maryanne C. Norton has made her home in Duluth since 1987, where she has worked as assistant director of the St. Louis County Historical Society and currently volunteers at the Duluth Public Library, helping others with historic and genealogical research. She worked as an archivist and librarian for the Marathon County Historical Society in Wausau, Wisconsin and is co-author of several books, including Images of America: Duluth, Minnesota and Lost Duluth by Zenith City Press.

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